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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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Loggers from Whitetop VA257 viewsThis is a picture my mom had of her father, Roe A Shepherd from Whitetop VA. He is the second man from the left. Does anyone know any of the others? Jan 10, 2013
239 viewsThese children are Luna, Ruby and Glen Russell, children of Steve and Josie Russell of Flat Ridge, taken about 1917. Ruby and Glen were later infected with polio. Ruby survived with paralysis, but Glen did not survive.Dec 12, 2012
414 viewsThis is Steve Russell of Flat Ridge with his dog, Queen. Taken about 1945.Dec 12, 2012
650 viewsThis is the Russell Family Reunion at Baptist Union Church in Flat Ridge, VA Dec 12, 2012
428 viewsWiley Perkins is in this row of soldiers at Camp Humphreys, VA, taken in 1918Dec 11, 2012
The Big Oak Tree266 viewsThis oak tree stood at the intersection of Guffy Road (now Big Oak Lane) and Hwy 601, at the farm of Grover Cleveland Russell. Martha Luticia Ross Russell married James Fleming Russell and moved to the farm just after the Civil war and she said that the oak tree was the size of a stove pipe when she moved there. This photo was taken by Pamela Russell Kepley about 1975.Dec 09, 2012
Tannersville - Snow!3118 viewsSnow in Tannersville, January 31, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.Nov 17, 2010
Rich Valley - North Fork of Holston River From Cliff View Road.912 viewsNorth Fork of Holston River From Cliff View Road, October 24, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.Nov 17, 2010
Rich Valley - Old Rich Valley Road881 viewsOld Rich Valley Road, January 10, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.Nov 17, 2010
Brtistol Train Station641 viewsBristol, Virginia Train Station, October 17, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.Nov 17, 2010
Glade Spring - Mt. Rose Cemetery634 viewsMt. Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring, July 2, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.Nov 17, 2010
Saltville - Town Museum892 viewsThis building was the old well field office that sat next to Highway 91 near the foot of Smokey Row across from the old Ford dealership in the Salt Park area. It was torn down and reassembled downtown in 1967 and now sits between the Post Office and the old Mathieson steam engines. Sepember 1967. Courtesy of Don Smith.

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