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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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weavercmsisters.jpg836 viewsBack center, Clayborn Monroe Weaver, front left
Martha Weaver Darnell with one of her children, right Celia Weaver Reedy and one of her children. This photo was probably taken at Wolf Knob, Grayson County, VA.
galaxtrestle.jpg836 viewsThis is from a 1920s photo.
ftchiswell.jpg835 viewsThis is a postcard of the Chiswell Mansion, near Wytheville, VA. You might be interested in Hauser's 1907 Short Historical and Physical Description of Wythe County, Virginia. This booklet was prepared for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition.
blevinslilbourn.jpg835 viewsLilbourn Blevins, served in Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry in the Confederate Army. Photo courtesy of Bernice Little, Avondale, PA.
FrostFamily.jpg833 viewsThis picture is labeled on the back "Frost Family." One of the ladies in the picture is Laura Frost, but I cannot identify the others. Courtesy of Mike Marshall
Allisonia - Allisonia Depot832 viewsPhoto by Shawn Dunford, courtesy of David Arnold
Littlewoodcarsocks.jpg830 viewsThe Littlewood's first car, which would take them as far north as Providence, RI, visiting their East Coast relatives during the 1920s, was purchased with profits from their government contract for making woolen socks for the army during WW I. Jack Littlewood, the only son of Herbert and Hannah Haigh Littlewood, apparently festooned the new machine with socks as a tribute. How DID they drive on those roads!?!?
Courtesy of Emily Kilby
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Mara Etta.jpg830 viewsThis is Mara Etta McClure with her second husband Linville Price. She was the daughter of Henry Samuel McClure and Sarah "Leah" Howell. I do not know when this picute was taken. I do know that their daughter was born around 1885 and Mara died sometime after that. Courtesy of
Saltville - Tower House830 viewsTEARING DOWN THE TOWER HOUSE / AMMONIA SODA-WET SIDE / OLIN / SALTVILLE, VA. / AUGUST 1975. Courtesy of Don Smith

guidalantacora.jpg829 viewsThis is a photo taken in Oxford, Pennsylvania in October 1979 by Jeff Weaver. Left is Guida Sturgill Weaver; center is Lanta Sturgill Spencer; and Cora Sturgill Frazier Weaver on the right. These ladies are daughters of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram.
AmandaJ.OsborneRoop.jpg828 viewsCourtesy of Chrissie Anderson Peters.
Fort Chiswell - Historical Marker828 viewsPhoto by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold
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