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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.

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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.

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Saltville - Muck Pond1872 viewsLime-mud waste of Mathieson Alkali Works. Approximately 300-tons a day poured into pond. Abingdon quadrangle. Virginia. No date, but circa 1910. From the collection of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Chilhowie - Chilhowie United Methodist Church647 viewsThis is Chilhowie United Methodist Church during a snow storn. Photo by Jeff Weaver about 9 a.m., February 11, 2006.
000_0010.jpg643 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, February 11, 2006
Chilhowie High School641 viewsThis building served as the Chilhowie High School from 1930-1958; and as Chilhowie Middle School from 1958-1986. It is currently the Chilhowie Community Center, and houses the Chilhowie Public Library. Photo by Jeff Weaver, February 11, 2006.
000_0016.jpg590 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, February 2006.
000_0017.jpg660 viewsLocated on Lee Highway, (US 11) in Chilhowie, Virginia. Photo by Jeff Weaver, February 2006.
000_0018.jpg695 viewsThis pair of steam engines sit beside U.S. 11 in downtown Chilhowie, VA. Photo by Jeff Weaver, February 2006.
J. Calvin Lee709 viewsThis grave marker for J. Calvin Lee shows the Confederate Iron Cross.
000_0036.jpg657 viewsThis statue is located in Elizabeth Cemetery in Saltville.
000_0051.jpg719 viewsGeneral view of the newer part of Elizabeth Cemetery, Saltville, Virginia.
000_0081.jpg713 viewsBuilt in Roanoke, VA in 1892, now on permanent display in downtown Saltville. Photo by Jeff Weaver, March 1, 2006.
000_0082.jpg597 viewsMusuem piece on display in Saltville, built in 1894 in Rhode Island.
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