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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.

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Roberts' Cove - Roberts' Cove3547 viewsFall in Grayson County Virginia. Photo by Rich Ballard
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New River 056_edited.jpg3308 viewsSample photo of a grave marker
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GHS class of 1931.jpg3036 viewsCourtesy of Judy Alley
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My Pictures0017_edited.jpg2994 viewsBald Rock Church near the entrance to Roberts Cove in Grayson County Virginia
Whitetp - Upper Helton Seperate Baptist Church1112 viewsPhoto Summer 2005 by Jeff Weaver. This church is located near Whitetop.
oddfellowswhitetop.jpg1065 viewsThis photo was probably taken in the 1910-1920 time period.
1st Row: Wiley ________; Ephraim Greer; ______ Blevins, ____ T. S_____; H. C. Weaver; Monroe Miller, Shelton Blevins, Marion Sturgill, Cicero Price, Elijh Blevins, Melvin Sturgill, Frank Wells

2nd Row: Johnson Blevins, Vint Sturgill, Dock Price, Nelson Sheets, Conley _____, _______; Howard Weaver, Junior Coles, Dr. Jake Hopkins, Linder Cole; Harrison Powers, Enoch Hart

3rd Row: Howard Price, Billy Kilby, Wiley Carter, Tom Price

Image courtesy of the Grayson County Historical Society, Independence, Virginia

canemill.jpg1003 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, Spring, 2004. This cane mill dates from the heyday of Grayson County farming. To read more, see David Painter's Five Year Program for Development of Agriculture in Grayson County.
Mouth of Wilson - Young's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery960 viewsPhoto March 17, 2008 by Jeff Weaver
Grassy Creek - St. John's Lutheran Church914 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, May 2005.
campingonWhitetop.jpg861 viewsRelatives from Paterson, NJ, visiting Hannah Haigh Littlewood, of Helton, camped out on White Top during the 1920s. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
baldwinwmhome.jpg812 viewsCourtesy of Irene Baldwin
Fees Ridge - Calvin Sheets Cabin774 viewsThis is the Calvin Sheets cabin on Fees Ridge. Photography courtesy of Ric Sheets
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