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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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Alleghany County, NC


110 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 924 times

Ashe County, NC


386 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 5090 times

Caldwell County, NC


17 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9343 times

Surry County, NC


44 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2007
Album viewed 1928 times

Watauga County, NC


116 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2008
Album viewed 1693 times

Wilkes County, NC


67 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 3232 times

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Random files - North Carolina Counties
glenburneyfalls.jpg231 viewsThis is from the 1930-45 era.
antioch1.jpg374 viewsHeadstone of Sallie Sanders Atwood (1844-1918) at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Richard Sanders and Anne Royal. She was the wife of Jesse J. Atwood. Photo courtesy of Jason Duncan.
climbingpilot.jpg391 viewsEntitled "Climbing the Pilot" this postcard was made circa. 1905.
senterpbc.jpg383 viewsThis congregation was organized in 1829. This building dates from the 1920s.
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pics 048.jpg381 viewsThis building formerly housed the Gillespie Presbyterian Church, now used as a community church. This building is located on Little Horse Creek. Photo September 13, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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june2006pic 031.jpg498 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, June 10, 2006.
Dick's Service Station663 viewsThis 1950s postcard show a rather typical service station for Appalachia at the time.
lansing45annouce.jpg546 viewsCourtesy of J. B. Sergeant.

Last additions - North Carolina Counties
Roses Store, Downtown Lenoir234 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Rhyne College202 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Rhyne College189 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Methodist Church207 viewsSep 19, 2013
Main Street, Lenoir, North Carolina, ca. 1915248 viewsSep 19, 2013
235 viewsSep 19, 2013
Panoramic View of Lenoir at Night241 viewsSep 19, 2013
Aerial View of Lenoir275 viewsSep 19, 2013