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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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bucketline31962.jpg829 viewsTHE HIGH BUCKET LINE TOWER AT BRITISH ROW / MATHIESON SERVICE STATION PARKING LOT / SALTVILLE, VA. / MARCH 1962
Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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LewisFamily.jpg827 viewsLewis family in 1940. From left:
Bertha Lewis Gentry 1902-1966
Bessie Lewis Houck 1900-1990
Henry Lewis 1892-1969
Genealia (Nealie) Lewis Elliott Guest 1890-1975
Jacob Harvey Lewis 1887-1963
Emmer Lewis Bumgardner 1885-1967
George Lewis-father of the above

Courtesy of Judy Lenderman rel1@bellsouth.net.
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Crockett's Cove - Historical Marker827 viewsPhoto by Shawn Dunford, courtesy of David Arnold david.arnold@adelphia.net
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909.jpg826 viewsDaughter of Clayborn Monroe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps.
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Saltville - Shakers May 1956824 viewsSALTVILLE SHAKERS / UNDEFEATED 1956 DISTRICT VII CHAMPS


BOTTOM ROW - L-R - DONNIE PARKS, KENNY CANNON, CARLIS ALLISON, JOHNNY DAVIDSON, ROBERT DUNCAN, SONNY WALL, BOB BOOTH

SECOND ROW - JIM CAHILL, TOMMY (SOREARM) SMITH, HERBIE HAYNES, DON SMITH, STAN McCREADY, HAROLD DEBORD

TOP ROW - JOE SHIPLEY, COACH, BOBBY GRACE, GENE CAMPBELL, DOUG CANNON, CRAIG BARBROW

PHOTO BY CHESTER TOTTEN. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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dublingap.jpg823 viewsFrom a 1950s postcard.
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cline.jpg821 viewsPhoto courtesy of Thom Houk.
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Saltville - Town Museum821 viewsThis building was the old well field office that sat next to Highway 91 near the foot of Smokey Row across from the old Ford dealership in the Salt Park area. It was torn down and reassembled downtown in 1967 and now sits between the Post Office and the old Mathieson steam engines. Sepember 1967. Courtesy of Don Smith.


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olincolor1172a.jpg820 viewsThis image of the Olin industrial complex was taken in November 1972 after the facilty had closed but before it was demolished. Courtesy of Roger Allison shakerhoo@aol.com
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Sexton Family818 viewsThis is a picture of the Sexton family at the homeplace.

From left to right in front; Troy Sexton (father), Charlie Fred
Sexton holding baby, Baby unknown, Artie Sexton Weaver, Cone Sexton
holding girl, Girl unknown, Hattie Sexton Reedy, Ola Clyde (John)
Sexton Kilby, Dale Sexton holding baby, Baby unknown. In the back left to right Reber (Ben) Sexton, Virginia (Jennie) Sexton Tucker, Reva Sexton Hodge, and Martha Warren Sexton (mother). Courtesy of Amber amberbeth@gmail.com
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pennington stephen family817 viewsTaken in the 1870s/early '80s: [bottom, l-r] Cicero Pennington (1847-1928), Stephen K. Pennington (1821-1890), Johannah Spencer Pennington (1820-1911); [top, l-r] Martha Caroline (1857-1935; m. Sturgill), Orlean (1853-after 1920; m. Young), Cansada Jane (1846-1899; m. Weaver). Courtesy of Emily Kilby erk44@verizon.net
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Rich Valley - North Fork of Holston River From Cliff View Road.817 viewsNorth Fork of Holston River From Cliff View Road, October 24, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.
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