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Founded: 1861 from parts of Giles, Tazewell, and Wythe Counties.
County Seat: Bland, VA; Mailing Address: 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.
From the south or north, Interstate 77 runs about thirty miles bisects the County with exits at Rocky Gap, Bastian, Bland. For scenic travel, Virginia State Roads 42 and 61 are available. VA State Road 42 is accessable off of VA State Road 100 at Poplar Hill, Giles County, and runs westerly along Wolf Creek to Bland. VA State Road 61 traverses Bland County from Tazewell , VA (Tazewell County) to Narrows, VA (Giles County. 12 miles north of Wytheville, by I-77 or U.S. Routes 21 or 52, Bland County was formed in 1861 from parts of Giles, Wythe and Tazewell Counties. Named in honor of Richard Bland, the prominent Revolutionary period Virginia patriot, settlement of the area began about the time of the Revolution. 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. The county seat of Bland County is the town of Bland.
Getting to Bland County:
Burgess, Louis Aleaxander; Virginia Soldiers of 1776 (2 vols)
Clemens, William Montgomery; Virginia Wills before 1799
Harman, John Newton Jr; Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia;W. C. Will Publishing Co., Richmond, Va., 1922.
Bland County Centennial Corp.; History of Bland County
Johnston, David E.; History of the Middle New River Settlements
Kaylor & Chappelear; Abstract of Land Grants Survey 1761-1791
Kegley, F. B.; Kegley's Virginia Frontiers
Kegley, Mary B. & Kegley, F. B.; Early Adventurers on the Western Waters Vol I
Kegley, Mary B.; Early Adventurers on the Western Waters Vols II & III
Pendleton, William C.; History of Tazewell County & Southwest Virginia
Summers, Lewis Preston; History of Southwest Virginia
Summers, Lewis Preston; Annals of Southwest Virginia
Torrence, Clayton; Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800: An Index of Wills Recorded in Local Courts of Virginia, 1637-1800
Wayland, John; Virginia Valley Records
Worrell, Anne Lowery; A Brief of Wills & Marriages in Montgomery & Fincastle Counties Virginia, 1733-1831
Yantis, Netti Schreiner; Archives of the Pioneers of Tazewell County Virginia, Springville, VA.
Yantis, Netti Schreiner; Montgomery county Virginia, Circa 1790
Bland County History Archives
Oral History by the students of Rocky Gap High Schoool in Rocky Gap, Bland Co., Virginia. A great Web project by students.
Tiger Map of Bland county - may take a minute or two to load
Bluefield Daily TelegraphSome local news of Bland County
SouthwestVirginia Weather Forecasts
- The Southwest Virginia Messenger
The Wythe County News
- The Smyth County Messenger
News from Smyth County, VA, a neighboring county to Wythe
- Bland County Civil War Militia Roster
Carroll County Genealogy
Part of the USGenweb project; notes and facts regarding Carroll County; enter your Carroll County Query at this location.
Giles County Genealogy
Part of the USGenweb project; notes and facts regarding Giles County; enter your Giles County Query at this location.
Montgomery County Genealogy
Part of the USGenweb project; notes and facts regarding Montgomery County; enter your Montgomery County Query at this location.
Pulaski County Genealogy
Part of the USGenweb project; notes and facts regarding Pulaski County; enter your Pulaski County Query at this location.
Tazewell County Genealogy
Part of the USGenweb project; notes and facts regarding Tazewell County; enter your Tazewell County Query at this location.
Wythe County Genealogy
Part of the USGenweb project; notes and facts regarding Wythe County; enter your Wythe County Query at this location.
Mercer Co., WV
Part of the USGenweb project; notes and facts regarding Mercer County; enter your Mercer County Query at this location.