Bland County VAGenWeb  
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 June 25, 2014

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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 Lula Victoria Niswander
   The Mysterious Wesendoncks   


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

 SHANNON Family Births


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

An Offsite Link by Jeffrey C. Weaver


Virginia Hardwood Lumber Company


 The Railroad in Bland County


 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

Coordinates of Selected Cemeteries 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.


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


All off site links

Bastian Union Church

Honaker Church

Nebo Methodist Church

Bland Bible Methodist Church Bland Ministry Center  


 Walkers Creek Deaths
1853 forward



Ceres High School  Sharon College School          Bland County High School Yearbooks


ALL Off Site Links




THOMPSONS of Wythe and Bland 



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

The Lynching of Ivy Jackson

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

e-mail the Historical Society

3 Hots and a Cot
(CCC Camp in Bastain)
Sharon College




 Bland County Public Library

 Bland County Microfilm at the Library of Virginia

Bogle Library at the Bland County Historical Society


Offsite Links
  Bland County

Genealogical Databases of Old Prison Records 

  New River Notes
   Bland County Government  


 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





Offsite Links

War in Bland County 

American Legion Post 20  

Bland County - Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows


 Bland County, Virginia WWII Deaths


Offsite Links
  FFA Museum

 Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum


Offsite Link



 Obituary of George Byrd AKERS, 1937

Submitted by Jack B. Akers


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




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

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


All off site links

Historic Bridges in Bland County

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


(originally called Parkersburg)


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


 Dry Fork Community



 Pinch Creek

 Rocky Gap

 Tunnels of Bland County




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

How to order Vital records


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