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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 908 times

Ashe County, NC


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

Caldwell County, NC


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

Surry County, NC


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

Watauga County, NC


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

Wilkes County, NC


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

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Random files - North Carolina Counties
cascade1.jpg517 viewsThe Cascades, located just inside Wilkes County's western border. Photo by Jeff Weaver, 1990. Some of you might like to read the Elisha Mitchell's Diary of a Geological Tour of Ashe, Wilkes and Surry County, North Carolina
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pics 092.jpg339 viewsThis photo was taken in the spring of 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
SullivanCemeteryMonument.jpg378 viewsCourtesy of Chrissie Peters.
gcmethchurch.jpg554 viewsThis photo by Jeff Weaver, 1977, was taken from school house hill, looking northeast.
spartabev.jpg600 viewsFrom a mid-20th century postcard.
Elkin - First United Methodist Church330 viewsThis 1960 Photograph shows the First Methodist Church of Elkin at night. From the collections of the Library of Congress.
West Jefferson - Bluff Mountain673 viewsCourtesy of
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Roaring Gap - Antioch United Methodist Church320 viewsThis building was erected in 1895. Photo by Jeff Weaver, May 20, 2007.

Last additions - North Carolina Counties
Roses Store, Downtown Lenoir221 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Rhyne College192 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Rhyne College183 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Methodist Church188 viewsSep 19, 2013
Main Street, Lenoir, North Carolina, ca. 1915238 viewsSep 19, 2013
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Panoramic View of Lenoir at Night230 viewsSep 19, 2013
Aerial View of Lenoir264 viewsSep 19, 2013