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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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Perkins Family of Grayson County, VA?3256 viewsCould be members of the Gordon and Kate Jones Perkins family, but I classify them as unknowns. Courtesy of Cathy
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New River 056_edited.jpg3232 viewsSample photo of a grave marker
buchananhouse.jpg3105 viewsThis is the Buchanan House on Lyon's Gap Road between Chilhowie and Saltville. Photo taken October 10, 2004 by Jeff Weaver
Tannersville - Snow!3059 viewsSnow in Tannersville, January 31, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.
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GHS class of 1931.jpg2954 viewsCourtesy of Judy Alley
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My Pictures0017_edited.jpg2928 viewsBald Rock Church near the entrance to Roberts Cove in Grayson County Virginia
unknown3.jpg2923 viewsCourtesy of Lila Ford
If you might be able to identify any of these individuals, please contact Nanalee C Wrenn. 2666 views
100_0208.jpg2645 viewsThis is the Sheets Cabin located between mile markers 251 and 252 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Laurel Springs, Ashe Co., NC. The cabin was built c. 1818. (According to the Park Service, the cabin was built by Jesse Sheets in 1818, but Jesse was not born until 1818, so the cabin was likely built by his father, Andrew.) Courtesy of Ricky Sheets

aweaver2.jpg2213 viewsThis version of the Andrew and Malinda picture courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.
zionhillcem1.jpg1888 viewsThis photo taken in June 1978 by Jeff Weaver, shows Zion Hill Cemetery from the highway. The building in the center of the photo is a chicken house.
wyattrhoda.jpg1874 viewsThis is Rhoda Alice(Miller) Wyatt born May 10,1868 and died June 9.1952. Wife of Elihu Wyatt. Taken in 1938 at the Wyatt homeplace in the Ripshin community of Ashe county. My great grandmother. Courtesy of Donald Blevins
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