Welcome to
Bland County, Virginia

Bland County was formed March 30, 1861 from Wythe, Tazewell, and Giles County. Later there was more of Giles County added on. It was named in honor of Richard Bland, the prominent Revolutionary period Virginia patriot. Situated almost on the West Virginia border, Bland felt divided loyalties during the Civil War. In 1864, a skirmish was fought at Rocky Gap in connection with a raid on the Virginia and Tennessee railroad. Bland County is spanned by Interstate 77, running north to south. Old US Highway # 21/52 runs north to south through Bland County. Two other major roadways, Routes 42 and 61 run east to west through the county. Bland is the County Seat.

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Updated September 22, 2012

Courthouse 
P.O. Box 295 
Bland, VA 24315-0295 
Phone (540) 688-4562
Records that are available in County Clerk's Office : Marriage, land, probate, from 1861, divorce from 1900

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Also send inquiries to the Bland County Historical Society for research help.

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Older Queries - The e-mail addresses may or may not work as they are older queries. I have no further information on the researchers.

 BIBLE RECORDS

     

BIOGRAPHIES

Biographies

 

 Lula Victoria Niswander
     

 BIRTHS

 1853-1896 Birth & Death records are on file at The Virginia Archives as well as marriage records prior to 1936  

 SHANNON Family Births



BUSINESS

 Chataigne's Virginia Gazetteer
and Classified Business Directory
1888-1889 for
Bland County

An Offsite Link by Jeffrey C. Weaver

 

Virginia Hardwood Lumber Company

1923-1946

 The Railroad in Bland County


 CEMETERIES

 A list of cemeteries that are in Bland County

 AKERS Cemetery

Bethany Church Cemetery

Partial listing
 LAMBERT Cemetery

 ROBINETT Cemetery

 Sharon Lutheran Cemetery

An offsite Link

 SHRADER Cemetery

Shrader Cemetery #2 - Round Bottom, Bland County, Virginia

 I.F. STOWERS Family Cemetery

  Find a Grave
Find a Grave is a free web site with a mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience. Here is their list of all cemeteries in Bland County.

 CENSUS

Bland County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

 An Offsite Link

1840 Census of Pensioners - Military

An Offsite Link


 
 

 Electronic census spreadsheets

An Off Site Link

 USGenWeb Census Project


 CHURCHES

All off site links

Bastian Union Church

Honaker Church

Nebo Methodist Church

Bland Bible Methodist Church Bland Ministry Center  

 DEATHS

 Walkers Creek Deaths
1853 forward

   

 EDUCATION/SCHOOLS

Ceres High School  Sharon College School  

 FAMILIES

ALL Off Site Links

DILLOW Family

 HANSHEW Family

 STAFFORD Family

THOMPSONS of Wythe and Bland 

GROSECLOSE Family  

 HISTORY


all off site links

Bland County History Archives

 Archives of Appalachia

 Virginia Black History Archives

Historical Highway Markers of Bland County 

 The Fincastle Resolutions

  Draper Manuscripts

Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

Bland County VA
Historical Markers

 William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine

The Civil War in Virginia The History of Ceres Sluss Family Massacre
  Bland County Historical Society
PO Box 416
Bland, VA 24315
19 Courthouse Street
PH: 276.688.0088

e-mail the Historical Society

 


 LETTERS

     

 LIBRARIES

 Bland County Public Library

 Bland County Microfilm at the Library of Virginia

Bogle Library at the Bland County Historical Society


 LINKS


Offsite Links
  Bland County

Genealogical Databases of Old Prison Records 

  New River Notes
   Bland County Government  

 MAPS

 County Map of Bland

Virginia 1861 Map 

 1895 Map of Bland County

Virginia Historical Counties Map

Provides on-demand, printable, large-scale maps of every boundary change of every county and independent city of Virginia.User chooses any day and month from 1634 to 2000 and can zoom in or out or alter the map in other ways. An easy-to-use HELP file and supplementary texts support the maps. From the Newberry Library

 U.S. Census Maps 1790-1930

 

 MARRIAGES

     

 MILITARY


Offsite Links

War in Bland County 

American Legion Post 20  

Bland County - Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows


 
 

 Bland County, Virginia WWII Deaths


 MUSEUMS


Offsite Links
  FFA Museum

 Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum


 NEWSPAPERS


Offsite Link
     

 OBITUARIES

   

 Obituary of George Byrd AKERS, 1937


Submitted by Jack B. Akers

 ORGANIZATIONS


Offsite Links
Bland County Historical Society
PO Box 416
Bland, VA 24315
19 Courthouse Street
PH: 276.688.0088

e-mail the Historical Society


Bland County Kiwanis History
Organized April 5, 1940. Chartered May 22, 1940

 Bland Lodge AF&AM, No. 206, 1933, Bland, Virginia


 PENSIONS

     

 PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs of Bland County
An Offsite Link by Jeffrey C. Weaver

Little Creek (on facebook) History of Little Creek
(on facebook)

 PLACES

All off site links

Historic Bridges in Bland County

Little Creek (on facebook) History of Little Creek
(on facebook)

  Bastian

(originally called Parkersburg)

Bland

(originally called Crab Orchard after the creek that runs through town, then Seddon, and now Bland)

Ceres

 Dry Fork Community

 Hollybrook

 Mechanicsburg

 Pinch Creek

 Rocky Gap

 Tunnels of Bland County


 TAXES

     

 WILLS

Wm. HEARN Estate, 1870

An Off Site Link

 Amos THOMPSON Will, 1870

An Off Site Link


Bland County Resources

 Bland County Books Available
  Copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates can be requested from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Vital Records
Office of Vital Statistics

P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA
23218-1000
804-662-6200

 How to order Vital records



 

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NEIGHBORING COUNTIES
Pulaski
Wythe
Mercer, WV
Giles
Smyth
Tazewell