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Bland County, Virginia Facts

When was Bland County, VA Created?
Bland County was established on March 30, 1861 and was formed FromGiles County, Wythe County and Tazewell County. (An additional part of Giles County was added in 1900) . This county was named for Richard Bland, member of the Continental Congress and publisher of the American Revolutionary War-era tract An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies

What is the County Seat of Bland County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Bland also, the county government website is www.bland.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Bland County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Mercer County, West Virginia (north), Giles County (northeast), Pulaski County (southeast), Wythe County (south), Smyth County (southwest), Tazewell County (west).

What cities and towns are in Bland County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Bland County include Bland, Rocky Gap .


Bland County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Bland County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bland County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Bland County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Bland Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936.


Bland County, VA Census Records

What Bland County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bland County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bland Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Bland Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Bland Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide


Bland County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Bland County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bland County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bland County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide

  • Bland County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
    • Address: 612 Main Street, Suite 104, P.O. Box 295, Bland, VA 24315-0295
    • Phone: (276) 688-4562
    • Marriage Records: 1861 
    • Land Records: 1861
    • Court Records: 1861
    • Probate Records: 1861
  • Bland County Treasurer
  • Bland County Health Department, Jackson St, P.O. Box 176, Bland, VA 24315; 276.688-4651
  • Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes - County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.
  • Virginia County Records, Volume, VI, VII , IX, X - The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
  • BLM Land Records

Bland County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bland County, VA?
A list of Bland County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Bland County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Bland County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bland County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Bland Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bland Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Bland Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bland Co. VA General and History Websites

Bland Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bland Co. VA Military Records

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