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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

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Top rated - Grayson County and City of Galax, VA
Liberty Hill - Carrico Cabin370 viewsCarrico Cabin, Liberty Hill, Providence Dist., Photo by David Arnold. david-arnold@comcast.net55555
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Bethel - Mary Taylor Harrington's Home310 viewsPhoto March 21, 2008 by Jeff Weaver.55555
(1 votes)
Carsonville - Victorian Home337 viewsPhoto by David Arnold 55555
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Elk Creek - Stone's Chapel road343 viewsStone's Chapel Road, Elk Creek District. Photo by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold[emai;]{.email]55555
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Rural Home - Warrick House351 viewsEarliest resident known to me was Ruth Warrick ca.1890s, but house's history precedes her. Note Slave Quarters on left. Rural Home community, Providence District, Grayson Co. VA. Photo by David Arnold55555
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Rural Home - Warrick's Store367 viewsWarrick's Store, Rural Home P.O. (historic) Providence Dist. Grayson Co. VA. Photo by David Arnold55555
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Oldtown - Gravemarker for Irma Frost Smith315 viewsMonument for Irma Frost-Smith referred to by Roni Stoneman in her book Pressing On, chapter Two--A Classy Person: Aunt Jack, p.13.
Ballard Cemetery, Oldtown District, Grayson County, VA.
Photo-David Arnold. [email][/email]
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Mouth of Wilson - The Round House448 viewsThis house was built by Dan Idol in 1874. Although called the Round House it is actually octagonal. There was a mini-craze for octagonal houses in the mid-19th century. This is apparently the only one in Grayson County. Photo by Jeff Weaver, June 8, 2007.55555
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100_1750.jpg271 viewsThis photo taken October 18, 2006 by Jeff Weaver shows a white birch and a balsam fir near the Grayson Highlands State Park visitors' center.55555
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Cox's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery514 viewsPhoto Summer 2005 by Jeff Weaver.55555
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Mouth of Wilson - Halsey's Ferry397 viewsThis late 1940s photo shows Halsey's Ferry across the New River near where the bridge taking Route 93 from Mouth of Wilson to Piney Creek now stands.55555
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fries01.jpg424 viewsThis is from a 1960s postcard.55555
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