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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.

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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Category Albums Files
Mystery PhotosA collection of unidentified photos.
1 12
Mystery Photos


MYSTERYGIRL001.jpg

A collection of unknown images.

12 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9313 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

New River Notes Photographs and ImagesThis category is for photos and images associated with pages on NRN.
3 53
Agriculture


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[Note this article appeared in an 1874 issue of Harper's Montly Magazine]

There is no apology needed for beginning our review with farming implements. However disinclinded a citizen my be to blister his hands by chopping fire wood or mauling rails, he freely admits the respectability of the employment and its ancient fame. Admitting then, the precedence of the husbandman, we will first look at the principal agricultural tool--the plow.

This tool has never outgrown its resemblance to the forked limb which was first used as a hoe and then as a plow. With such tools as they could muster, men shaped the tough limbs and crotches of trees into implements. The forked piece (A) was trimed and became the hoe (B), a thong binding the handle and blade portions to prevent their splitting apart. We give pictures ) of two ancient Egyptian hoes now in the Berlin Musuem. A similiar one may be seen in the Abbott Musuem, New York. Two suitable sticks (D) were notched and lashed together. Two other resources of a people desititute of metal are shown (E, F), one, of the South Sea Islanders, the blade of a scapula, the other made of a walrus tooth on a handle. It is show (G, H, I) how men made plows from similar materials, one limb formed the share, the other the beam; or (as in I) one the beam and the other the handle and sole, with a point which forms the share.

14 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2013
Album viewed 11577 times

Maps


earlyind.jpg

1 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2013
Album viewed 921 times

Portraits of the Founders of America


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These images were published in The Journal of American History in 1910.

38 files, last one added on Jan 06, 2014
Album viewed 2370 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

New River Valley PeoplePeople of the Upper New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia
15 915
Alleghany County, NC People


poolecharlie.jpg

29 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2007
Album viewed 8622 times

Ashe County, NC People


Blevinsdavid.jpg

268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 12103 times

Carroll County, VA People


EdwardRiceWall.jpg

16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 3251 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


GCRussellJr-FredPerkins.jpg

1 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2013
Album viewed 2873 times

Giles County, VA People


johnstonhg.jpg

4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1466 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA People


Children_001.jpg

Photos of people who live or lived in Grayson County, VA or the City of Galax, Virginia.

339 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 26690 times

Montgomery County, VA People


hiawathabigsix.jpg

2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1818 times

Pulaski County, VA People


dunpery7b.jpg

35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 2116 times

Smyth County, VA People


comerralph2.jpg

102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 9740 times

Surry County, NC People


GrandmaMedley.jpg

5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2618 times

Tazewell County, VA People


medleywmh.jpg

8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 2476 times

Washington County, VA People


GrannyJohnson2.jpg

64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 2836 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Family AlbumsThis category contains collections of photos from families of the upper New River Valley area.
10 66
Anderson


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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 785 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


evcanter.jpg

21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4052 times

Cornett


GCVHF_small.jpg

2 files, last one added on Apr 06, 2021
Album viewed 8 times

Matney


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Miscellaneous Matney Family Photographs

The following photographs are courtesy of Victoria Stewart, and are of unknown individuals believed to be members of the Matney Family of Watauga County, North Carolina. If you are able to identify any of these individuals, please contact Victoria Stewart. Many thanks.

6 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 448 times

Sexton


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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 644 times

Smitteel


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The following photographs were provided by the Bookhouse, 805 N. Emerson St., Arlington, Virginia 22205. Phone 703-527-7797 Natalie Hughes, Proprietor. - Many thanks

Only four of these photos are identified. Most are 1/9th plate tin types, although a few are cart-de- visitie type (paper) photographs. One of the unidentified photos has a backmark stating that it was made by "Wilson & Welsh, Photographers, Summerfield, Grayson Co., Va."

21 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 358 times

Warren


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4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 555 times

Andrew Weaver Family Photo Album



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Album viewed 0 times

Welsh


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Courtesy of Roderick Coats

2 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 658 times

Young



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Album viewed 0 times

10 albums on 1 page(s)

North Carolina CountiesContains images from the North Carolina Counties of the Upper New River Valley
6 740
Alleghany County, NC


marionmotel.jpg

110 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 908 times

Ashe County, NC


HeltonSchool(ca1915-20).jpg

386 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 5017 times

Caldwell County, NC


lenoirroses.jpg

17 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9336 times

Surry County, NC


araratriver.jpg

44 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2007
Album viewed 1908 times

Watauga County, NC


blowingrock1955.jpg

116 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2008
Album viewed 1672 times

Wilkes County, NC


brinegarcabin.jpg

67 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 3187 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

Tennessee Counties & PeopleImages of neighboring Tennessee Counties
5 189
Carter County, TN


elizabethtonpo.jpg

18 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 522 times

Johnson County, TN


backbonerock1940.jpg

56 files, last one added on Jun 20, 2007
Album viewed 653 times

Sullivan County, TN


bluffcityrrbridge.jpg

48 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 709 times

Sullivan County, TN People


DarcusAdaladeandEstherMagdalineSmith0002.jpg

14 files, last one added on Feb 06, 2007
Album viewed 1577 times

Washington County, TN


soldiershome.jpg

53 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 614 times

 

5 albums on 1 page(s)

User GalleriesThis category contains albums that belong to and uploaded by New River Notes Photo Gallery users.
2 3
Virginia CountiesContains images from the Virginia Counties of the Upper New River Valley
14 2,351
Bland County, VA


bluegrasstrail.jpg

12 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2007
Album viewed 1033 times

Carroll County, VA


Llama(2).jpg

52 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2008
Album viewed 2394 times

Dickenson County, VA


dcty12.jpg

9 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 503 times

Grayson County, VA, Western Communities


Flora_Baker_Reed_and_Children_Courtesy_of_Louise_Vanover_Vore.jpg

4 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2013
Album viewed 1423 times

Floyd County, VA


hotelbrame.jpg

12 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2007
Album viewed 877 times

Giles County, VA


nrgiles38.jpg

26 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2007
Album viewed 804 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA


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Photos of physical features from Grayson County, and the City of Galax, Virginia.

631 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2015
Album viewed 3978 times

Montgomery County, VA


InglesCastle.jpg

109 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 1453 times

Pulaski County, VA


pulaskiaerial.jpg

48 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 8195 times

Smyth County, VA


100_1542.jpg

948 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 48121 times

Tazewell County, VA


clinchriver.jpg

56 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 1666 times

Washington County, VA


Old Train Station May2004.JPG

269 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 2668 times

14 albums on 2 page(s) 1

4,753 files in 72 albums and 8 categories with 4 comments viewed 2,439,853 times

Western North Carolina


marionncmain1908.jpg

11 files, last one added on May 21, 2007
Album viewed 70 times

 

13 albums on 2 page(s) 2

Random files
kingsportpulp.jpg
kingsportpulp.jpg256 viewsFrom a ca. 1910 postcard.
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june2006pic 021.jpg262 viewsPhoto June 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
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Glade Spring - Mt. Rose Cemetery628 viewsMt. Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring, July 2, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.
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Laurel Fork - Laurel Fork Bank706 viewsPhoto by David Allen Rutherford. Courtesy of David Arnold david-arnold@comcast.net
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Volney - U.S. Post Office371 viewsThis 1919 photo shows the post office at Volney, Virginia.
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Weaver, Elihu and Sophronia Kilby628 viewsFrom a 1940s Christmas Card.
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swingingbridge2.jpg648 viewsThis is a 1976 swinging bridge across Reed Creek near the Wytheville Water Treatment Plant on Rt 21. Courtesy of Steve Grubb steppen_dawg@yahoo.com
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hotelroanoke2.jpg173 viewsHotel Roanoke, late 1920s

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6 viewsApr 06, 2021
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Bridle Creek School389 viewsDec 16, 2014
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297 viewsMar 31, 2014
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John Jay457 viewsJohn Jay (1745-1829) First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Life Engraving by Leney, 1814Jan 06, 2014
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DeWitt Clinton418 viewsDeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) Life Engraving by W. R. Jones, 1814Jan 06, 2014