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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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Dickinsonville - Historical Sign1006 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, October 15, 2006.
Dickinsonville - First Russell County Court House637 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver October 15, 2006.
Dickinson - First Russell County Court House699 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, October 15, 2006.
100_1730.jpg745 viewsPhoto October 15, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
Bascom - Bascom Methodist Church958 viewsThis photo, courtesy of an person who wishes to remain unknown. This image was probably taken in the 1890s!
Tumbling Creek - Big Tumbling Cove and Laurel Bed Lake939 viewsPhoto by Don Smith
Castlewood - Train Depot829 viewsFrom a 1940s photograph.
Cleveland - Cleveland Lumber Yard1023 viewsHorse drawn wagons of lumber crossing mountain from Lebanon to Cleveland to be shipped by rail. Russell County, VA.
Courtesy of a person who wishes to remain unknown.
Corn Valley - Stuart Land and Cattle Company977 viewsThe Stuart Land and Cattle Company was at one time, and perhaps still is, the largest cattle ranch east of the Mississippi River. It was founded in the late 19th century by W. A. Stuart, brother of Confederate Major General J. E. B. Stuart. This December 1975 photo is courtesy of Don Smith
Corn Valley - Route 80725 viewsRT. 80 NORTH / RUSSELL COUNTY, VA. / "RICH MOUNTAIN" ON CLINCH / OCT.17, 2007 / 1:16 P.M. Courtesy of Don Smith
Dante - Diesel Engine687 viewsFrom a 1956 photograph.
Dante - Inclined Railroad784 viewsThis photo dates to circa 1905, and shows an inclined railroad to extract coal.
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