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New River Notes Photo Gallery

A Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina.

Andrew Franklin Phipps285 viewsThis is a picture of Andrew Franklin Phipps and his wife, Matilda Jane Kendrick. They raised a family on Cutter's Creek. The Phipps family arrived in Dickenson County around 1850. The Kendricks arrived later, after 1900. Desta Elliott
Sketch289 viewsDuring the first 90 years of Dickenson County's existence, the time period between 1880 and 1970, there evolved over one hundred identifiable communities, the nuclei of which consisted of any or all of the following: a one or two room school, a post office, a store, and a church. Sometimes the school served as a church or vice versa. The last rural post office in the county, Darwin, was discontinued in 1963. The last two rural schools, Dog Branch and Yates, closed in 1970. Very few country stores remain in
Bear Pen School.343 views
This is an example of the historical markers that used to dot the VA landscape. 245 views
Dickenson County, Virginia's Veterans Memorial296 views
This is a Bold Creek Church meeting.325 views
Dickenson County, Virginia's Coal Miners Memorial307 views
This is another historical marker for the town of Clintwood.322 views
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