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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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cicerokilbyfam.jpg871 viewsCourtesy of Emily Kilby erk44@verizon.net
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4elders.jpg871 viewsBack Row, left, Elder F. Everette Thompson, right, Elder Charlie B. Kilby; Front row, left, Elder Edd Davis; right, Elder Bynum H. Blevins.
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Saltville - Big Tom and Sandy Buchanan Farm,870 views Big Tom and Sandy Buchanan Farm, January 31, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith
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mtairypo.jpg869 viewsFrom an early 20th century postcard
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baldwinwm3.jpg869 viewsCourtesy of Irene Baldwin.
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phippseveline.jpg868 viewsEvaline Weaver Phipps (1828-1881) was the daughter of Joshua Weaver and Sallie Ashley. She lived on Silas Creek, Ashe County, NC and is buried in the Phipps Cemetery above their homeplace.
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184winniephipps.jpg867 viewsWinnie Emmaline Phipps, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Phipps and Cora Lee Richardson. Photo taken about 1928.
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100_1567.jpg867 viewsThis old country store, still operating, has been a meeting point for Crumpler for decades. Photo April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
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Saltville - Company Store867 views

MATHIESON GENERAL STORE EMPLOYEES / SALTVILLE, VIRGINIA / OCTOBER 1945


TOP ROW - THELMA ROUTH, MARY SUE SPRINKLE, PEARL JOHNSON, EMMA TAYLOR, HELEN MANTZ, ELEANOR BROWN, MARY SUE SMITH, MARY FRANCES GROSECLOSE, BEATRICE STEPHENSON, VIRGINIA GILLENWATER, LEE W. PRATOR, HEDLEY L. CRAFT, MGR., MARTY McINTYRE, J. BAKER SANDERS, CHARLES TATE MOORE, HARRY CUDDY, ARCH HARPER, OSCAR CLEAR, FRED FARRIS

BOTTOM - CARL SURBER, BOB HAWK, CLAUDE SMITH, W. W. BRICKEY, HOWARD BOARDWINE, GORDON OAKES, BRUCE WIMMER, NANCE HAMMOND, EARL ANDERSON, CLAUDE CUDDY, BILL HAMMOND, CARL COLLINS, GEORGE ROBINSON, J. E. WEBB, ARTHUR GILLENWATER, JOHN W. MORGAN, FLETCHER JOHNSON

CHARLIE JONES PHOTO. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Saltville - Golf Course Maintenance867 viewsTHE SALTVILLE GOLF COURSE WORK CREW / SALTVILLE, VIRGINIA / AUGUST 1949

DRIVING THE TRACTOR - HOWARD WOODWARD / LEFT - ED SMITH / STANDING - CAL SMITH / ON BUMPER - LEFT - BOBBY (HOECAKE) JOHNSON AND BILL AUSTIN

THE TRACTOR WAS A WORTHINGTON CHIEF GOLF COURSE TRACTOR, ORANGE IN COLOR, MANUFACTURED IN STROUDSBURG, PA.

CHARLIE JONES / PHOTOGRAPHER. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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blevinsgaither.jpg866 viewsBERTIE ELLEN WALTON, b. Dec 08, 1889, Grayson Co., VA; d. Dec 20, 1980, Ashe Co., NC; m. GAITHER OLIVER BLEVINS, Sep 18, 1910, Grayson Co., VA; b. Oct 31, 1885, Ashe Co., NC; d. Jul 16, 1979, Ashe Co., NC. This couple lived near Shatley Springs in Ashe County, NC. Courtesy of Anita Kay Wyatt.
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Ivanhoe - Masonic Lodge866 viewsThis photo taken at the corner of Painter Hill and Riverside is by Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net and was taken May 17, 2007.
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