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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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jones.jpg604 viewsAbe and Sibby Jones donated land for the Mt. Olivet Freewill Baptist church. They are shown here with thier daughter, Mary. Courtesy of Mary C. Blevins
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Picture 078.jpg187 viewsPhoto April 30, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.44444
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Picture 051.jpg216 viewsPhoto April 29, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.44444
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donnellyhouse.JPG299 viewsPhoto April 29, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.44444
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Chscccmp.jpg545 viewsCourtesy of Mary C. Blevins.44444
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whitetopstation.jpg406 viewsPhoto from the early 20th century, perhaps as early as 1913.44444
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salt34.jpg425 viewsMover and shaker behind the Barter theater in Abingdon. This photo shows him speaking at the Saltville High School. Photo courtesy of Roger Allison shakerhoo@aol.com44444
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spencerwmgrandchildren.jpg538 viewsThis photo dated September 1958 is of most of Grandpa Spencer's children and spouses. Missing are Charlie who had died a few years earlier, Charlie's widow, Myrtle Woods Spencer, Greeley, and Blake. The one hiding in back could be either Greeley or Blake.
Standing: Viola, Jane, Kilby, Glen, Joe, Bertha, Orie, and Hester. Seated: Maggie, Blannie, Carl, Wave, Imogene, and Victor.
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
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DinneratDr.Owens_s.jpg709 viewsDinner at Dr. Owens's (celebrating his birthday I think), Wolf Knob. Courtesy of Danny Miller
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woodmw.jpg663 viewsMartha Davis Wood, wife of floyd Wood, and daughter of John Davis and Martha Weiss, born 4/20/1871 in Grayson County, VA; Died 10/19/1937. She was deaf. Courtesy of Bette Nelson bette_nelson@comcast.net44444
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radfordcol.jpg375 viewsThis is a 1930-45 view of the Administration Building at Radford College, now Radford University.44444
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CalvinandMaryPollyKimbleSheets.jpg753 viewsThis is Calvin and his wife, Mary "Polly" Kimble Sheets, from Grayson Co., VA. Calvin was the son of David and Martha Davis Sheets. Courtesy of Ricky Sheets rickysheets@earthlink.net44444
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