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New River Notes — Complete

January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More

New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look. For more information on the changes and plans see posts on the GCVHF Google+ Page.

New River Notes Photo Gallery

Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and nortwestern North Carolina

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draper1911.jpg1030 viewsThis postcard was mailed in 1911.
hillsvillemain60.jpg1029 viewsTaken from a 1960s era postcard. More information about Carroll County can be found in R. Humbert's Carroll County, Virginia Industrial Survey
aweaver.jpg1026 viewsAndrew Weaver (1822-1899) (son of Isaac Weaver and Mary "Polly" Francis) and his wife and 3rd cousin Malinda Weaver (1825-1909) (daughter of Lieutenant Isaac Weaver and Jane Lewis.
Jeff Weaver1020 viewsTaken in the Museum of the Middle Appalchians, March 2006.
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Franklin Blevins.jpg1017 viewsThis is Franklin Blevins, son of Alfred and Margery Sheets Blevins.He is with his second wife, Dora Lee Hurley and their children. He married Dora 1896 and thier last child was born in 1905. He had eight children all together. Photo is circa 1904. Ashe County, NC

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ALLENH.jpg1006 viewsThis is Allen Hash, son of John Hash and Sarah Hash. They lived at Chestnut Hill in Ashe County, NC.
Byllesby Hyrdo-electric Dam 19281004 viewsThis is a 1928 photo.
hillsvillemill.jpg1002 viewsFrom a 1950s era postcard.
JerryFHuttonandHettieMaudeNelsonHutton.jpg999 viewsCourtesy of Carol Lindamood
SarahWelchandJasperNelson.jpg998 viewsCourtesy of Carol Lindamood
Saltville- Last Muck Dam997 viewsThis 1963 photo shows the last muck dam operated by Olin Corporation. courtesy of Don
Pulaski - Maple Shade Inn996 viewsThis is a circa 1930 real photo post card of Maple Shade Inn in Pulaski.
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