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Bland County, Virginia

Bland County was founded 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

The Bland County Seat is located in Bland also, the county government website is .

Areas bordering to Bland County are Mercer County, West Virginia (north), Giles County (northeast), Pulaski County (southeast), Wythe County (south), Smyth County (southwest), Tazewell County (west).

Cities and towns located in Bland County include Bland, Rocky Gap .

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.

Bland County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

Bland County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Bland County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Bland County Courthouse and Government Records

Bland County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Bland County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of genealogy and family history information. Hidden away in Virginia courthouses and archives everywhere are often the aspirations and worries of countless Virginia residents.

The possibilities are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a few elements of their lives in the Bland County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Bland county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. All but a few record books and some chancery papers were destroyed by fire in 1888.

Please make sure to get in touch with the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of many times changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the individual to perform the research.
  • 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
  • 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.

Bland County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related 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. Feel free to provide your own favorite Bland County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Bland Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bland Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Bland Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Bland Co. VA Census Records

Bland Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Bland Co. VA Church & Bible Records

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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