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WhatsNew:

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.

Images of Saltville, Virginia

Matheson Alkali Works, ca. 1920
Matheson Alkali Works, ca. 1920

View of Saltville, Virginia, ca. 1920
View of Saltville, Virginia, ca. 1920

Bird's eye view of Saltville, ca. 1920
Bird's eye view of Saltville, ca. 1920

Hotel Saltville, ca. 1915
Hotel Saltville, ca. 1915. This is called "The New Hotel"

Street Scene, Saltville, Virginia, ca. 1915
Street Scene, Saltville, Virginia, ca. 1915. This is what is now known as East Main Street, taken from the approximate location of the present D. R. Henderson funeral home

Company Store at Saltville, Virginia, ca. 1920
Company Store at Saltville, Virginia, ca. 1920. This structure has been torn down, and is currently occupied by a Rite-Aid Drug Store

Modern Images

Home of James Lewis Early, M.D.
Home of James Lewis Early, M.D. until 1921, home of the Kent Sisters 1921-1998; and Home of Jeff and Patti Weaver since 2002. (Your New River Notes Host). This photo was taken in February 2003, while the house was under extensive repair.

West Main Street
West Main Street, taken from the town's central parking area

BB&T Branch
BB&T Branch, located at the intersection of Main Street and Palmer Avenue, downtown Saltville

The Saltville Community Library
The Saltville Community Library, located on Palmer Avenue, Saltville. Photo taken February 2003. This building was built for the community in 1930 by Matheson Company.