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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

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100_1795.jpg358 viewsThis scene was taken on October 22, 2006 by Jeff Weaver on the Backbone Rock Falls Trail.
100_1796.jpg214 viewsThis is one of four geese hanging out at Backbone Rock on October 22, 2006 waiting for a handout. Photo by Jeff Weaver
Razorback Ridge285 viewsThis photo October 22, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
100_1798.jpg292 viewsThis photo by Jeff Weaver, October 22, 2006.
100_1799.jpg251 viewsPhoto October 22, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
100_1801.jpg266 viewsPhoto October 22, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
13thtenn1905.jpg680 viewsThis is a 1905 photo of a reunion of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry, U.S. Army.
backbone1937.jpg328 viewsFrom a 1937 postcard showing the road from Damascus, VA to Shady Valley, TN.
backbonerock1940.jpg412 viewsThis photo is circa 1940.
BackboneRocknite.jpg330 viewsThis is from a late 1930s postcard.
Backbone Rock - Top of Backbone Rock307 viewsThis ca. 1940 postcard shows a group on the top of Backbone Rock.
butlerbridge.jpg371 viewsThis is from a linen era (1930-45) postcard.
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