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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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eleanoratwhitetop.jpg454 viewsThis photo from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library was taken on August 12, 1933, shows Eleanor Roosevelt at the Whitetop Folk Music Festival.
elkcreek.jpg533 viewsThis photograph was made in Elk Creek by Thom Houck in the mid-1990s.
Comers Rock - Elk Creek Community Center420 viewsFormerly the Machine shop for the Elk Creek High School, photo by Jeff Weaver March 21, 2008.
Comers Rock - Baker Falls on Elk Creek421 viewsThis photo was shot from the road on March 21, 2008 by Jeff Weaver.
Comers Rock - Falls of Elk Creek374 viewsOn Falls Road near Comer's Rock this is the upper falls of the North Fork of Elk Creek. Photo by Jeff Weaver, March 25, 2008.
Comers Rock - Farmstead410 viewsThis March 21, 2008 photo by Jeff Weaver shows a rather typical farmstead for central Appalachia, a house, barn and other out buildings, and a few cattle. This farm is well maintained.
Carsonville - Victorian Home408 viewsPhoto by David Arnold
elksch.jpg512 viewsThis late 1934 photograph shows the Elk Creek Academy in Grayson County, VA.
Eureka School400 viewsThis photo is of the "Eureka School", Providence Community, Grayson Co. VA. The school was also known by other names during it's useful life.-- Courtesy of David Arnold
fairwoodlogs.jpg695 viewsThis is Isaac Quincy Weaver (1893-1961; son of Clayborn Monroe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps) working at U.S. Spruce Lumber Company at Fairwood in the early 1920s.
fairwoodlutheran.jpg368 viewsFrom a 1930s photograph.
fairwoodlutheran~0.jpg347 viewsFairwood Lutheran Church is shown in the distance in this 1950s postcard.
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