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Revision as of 15:09, 24 March 2012

Bland County, Virginia
Boundary map of Bland County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Bland County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Founded 1861
County Seat Bland
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Bland County 

Southwest Virginia county.

County Courthouse

Bland County Courthouse
612 Main Street, Suite 104
Bland, VA 24315

  • Circuit Court Clerk has marriage probate and land records from 1861; divorce records from 1900[1]
Beginning Dates for Bland County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate


Richard Bland (1710-1776)

The county was named after Richard Bland (1710-1776), Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775.[2]

Parent County

1861--Bland County was created 30 March 1861 from Giles, Tazewell and Wythe Counties.
County seat: Bland [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



For a more detailed list, including addresses and external links, see <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Bland County, Virginia Cemeteries">Bland County, Virginia Cemeteries</a>.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Bland County: USGS Map, Topozone.com

  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Bivins Cemetery
  • Clark Cemetery
  • Clark Cemetery
  • Comfort Cemetery
  • Crabtree Cemetery
  • Gibson Cemetery
  • Hogan Cemetery
  • Hoges Chapel Cemetery
  • Hoges Chapel Methodist Cemetery
  • Houndshell Cemetery
  • Newberry Cemetery
  • Pruett Cemetery
  • Red Oak Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Sharon Cemetery
  • Shewey Cemetery
  • Shields Cemetery
  • Shrader Cemetery
  • Sword Cemetery
  • Temple Hill Cemetery
  • Tuggle Cemetery
  • Tynes and Ferguson Cemetery
  • Wagner Cemetery


For tips on accessing Bland County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 4,000
1880 5,004 25.1%
1890 5,129 2.5%
1900 5,497 7.2%
1910 5,154 −6.2%
1920 5,593 8.5%
1930 6,031 7.8%
1940 6,731 11.6%
1950 6,436 −4.4%
1960 5,982 −7.1%
1970 5,423 −9.3%
1980 6,349 17.1%
1990 6,514 2.6%
2000 6,871 5.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.



Chancery Court



Local Histories



War of 1812
Civil War

Bland County men most often served in regiments (and companies) from their home county. At times, however, individuals and small groups can be found serving in regiments from neighboring counties. Later in the war, Confederate units often reorganized.

  • History of Bland County (Virginia).Radford, Virginia: Commonwealth Press, 1961, that includes names of units from this county and a roster of the men who served in these units on pages 259-277.975.5765 H2b Pages 275-276 lists very small groups of Bland County soldiers who served in other regiments. 

- <a href="8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)">8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)</a>
- 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- <a href="45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)">45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) </a>
- <a href="51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)">51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) </a>



Research Guides


Vital Records

Indexes to Bland County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Bland County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bland_County, accessed 13 January 2012.
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