Grayson County, Virginia

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For discussion of history and genealogy of the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia you are welcomed to join the New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group.

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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.

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.

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Grayson County, Virginia

Grayson County was authorized on 7 November 1792, and was formally organized in 1793. Grayson County was formed from Wythe County. The original county courthouse was in Old Town. The courthouse and all records were moved to the the newly established town of Independence about 1851.

The eastern part of Grayson Co. was lost to the formation of Carroll Co. in 1842. The independent city of Galax was formed from Grayson and Carroll in 1953.

General information for researchers can be found at:

Wikipedia history overview of Grayson County
Public records: Grayson County Clerk
History and genealogy: Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation and Grayson County Historical Society