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.

Rhonda Smith  county coordinator

If you have data or photos that you would like to contribute
to the Bland web site please feel free to email me.

Updated March 12, 2010

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
 Little Walkers Creek
by Rebecca Cox Sowers



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

 SHANNON Family Births

 Black History

 Virginia Black History Archives

Jackson Davis Collection

An educational reformer and amateur photographer, took photographs of African American schools, teachers and students.

 People of Color in the Old South


 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


Bland County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

 An Offsite Link

1840 Census of Pensioners - Military

An Offsite Link


1880 Census

An Offlink Site

 S&K Census Indexes for VA

 Electronic census spreadsheets

An Off Site Link

 USGenWeb Census Project


All off site links

Bastian Union Church

Honaker Church

Nebo Methodist Church


 Walkers Creek Deaths 1853 forward




Early Schools in Bland County

Appalachian Rural Education Network


ALL Off Site Links






THOMPSONS of Wythe and Bland 



all off site links

Bland County History Archives

 Archives of Appalachia


Historical Highway Markers of Bland County 

 The Fincastle Resolutions

 Draper Manuscripts

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


 William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine




 Bland County Public Library

 Bland County Microfilm at the Library of Virginia



Offsite Links
  Bland County

 Bland County Government

  New River Notes

Genealogical Databases of

Old Prison Records 


Virginia Roots




Jo Ann Tickle Scott

Will do lookups at courthouse.
She had compiled books on all cemeteries in Bland and marriages from 1861-2007. Her family names are Tickle, Harma, Bogle, Morehead, Stafford and Kitts.


 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 

 198th Milita CSA - Bland County VA

 1909 Bland County Confederate Pension List

Bland County - Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows


 WWI History Commission Questionnaires

 Bland County, Virginia WWII Deaths

(scroll down the page)


Offsite Link

 Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum


Offsite Link

 The Bland County Messenger




 Obituary of George Byrd AKERS, 1937

Submitted by Jack B. Akers


Offsite Links
Bland County Historical Society
Rt. 1, Box 1530
Bastian, VA 24314
PH: 276.688.3438

e-mail bchsociety@naxs.net

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


All off site links

Historic Bridges in Bland County



(originally called Parkersburg)


(originally called Crab Orchard-Later, it was named Seddon)


 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
USGenWeb Archives for Virginia


Mercer, WV

This web site is  affiliated with the 
AHGP and ALHN Projects

 ALHN Virginia pages

AHGP Virginia pages

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