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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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wilkesfedbgd~0.jpg347 viewsFederal Building, Wilkesboro, North Carolina. This postcard is from the linen era, 1930-45.00000
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still.jpg402 viewsThis image is a postcard purporting to show moonshing in western North Carolina. The location of this still is not known, but may be typical of those used in Ashe County during prohibition.00000
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toryoak.jpg468 viewsThis post card from the early 20th century shows the famous or infamous Tory Oak in Wilkesboro. This is where Colonel Benjamin Cleveland hung many who disagreed with his political views.00000
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jeter.jpg700 viewsHe was the son of Dr. David Blevins and Nancy Jacks. He was a minister in the Mountain Union Baptist Association.00000
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Holloway Cemetery548 viewsThe Holloway Cemetery, located deep in the woods on Wiles Ridge, near Traphill. Picture taken in 2000. Courtesy of Jason Duncan
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pilotmtn2.jpg276 viewsThis is a view of Pilot Mountain in the distance. Made in the 1950s.00000
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elkinpo~0.jpg256 viewsThis is a linen postcard view from the 1930-45 era.00000
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mtairygranite.jpg260 viewsThis is from a postcard of the 1930-45 time period.00000
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MartinMemHosp.jpg296 viewsThis view is probably from the 1920s.00000
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elkingwenave.jpg358 viewsThis streetscape was photographed in 1911.00000
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elkinmain.jpg318 viewsThis image was made in 1940.00000
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moodyfuneralhome.jpg321 viewsThis post card dates from 1939.00000
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