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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.

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Top rated - Wilkes County, NC
Wilkes General Hosptial, ca. 1935173 views55555
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Tory Oak, Wilkesboro, North Carolina185 views55555
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Bank of North Wilkesboro, ca. 1930159 views55555
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Brinegar Cabin709 viewsThe Brinegar Cabin, built in 1884 by Martin Brinegar, is very near Doughton State Park in Alleghany County, North Carolina, however, this cabin is on the side of the Blue Ridge precipice in Wilkes County, NC. This photo is from 1959. From the collections of the Library of Congress.55555
(3 votes)
wilkesborogradedschool.jpg390 viewsThis ca. 1915 postcard shows the graded school at Wilkesboro, North Carolina.44444
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"Snakebite" John Wiles556 viewsHeadstone of "Snakebite" John Wiles (1790-1815). He was buried in the Holloway Cemetery, located deep in the woods on Wiles Ridge, near Traphill. Picture taken in 2000. Courtesy of Jason Duncan
(3 votes)
wilkeshs1911.jpg396 viewsThis postcard was used in 1911.33333
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Thomas Caudill House576 viewsThe House of Thomas Caudill, still standing in 2003. Built ca. 1865. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn 33333
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wilkesborodepot~0.jpg392 viewsThis linen post card dates from the first third of the 20th century.33333
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wilkescampyard.jpg479 viewsThis circa 1910 postcard shows the camp ground for wagons travelling through Wilkesboro.33333
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moravianfalls.jpg510 viewsFrom a 1900-1910 postcard.33333
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SamuelJohnsonMonumentonGrizzleTail.jpg430 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn nwrenn37@yadtel.net33333
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