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County Information

Bland County was formed in 1861 from Wythe, Tazewell, and Giles counties. Later there was more land from Giles County added. The people of the area had become dissatisfied with the distance to the various county seats. The rough mountain trails did not lend themselves to the quick and pleasant conduct of necessary legal affairs. There was also great dissatisfaction with taxes paid for the benefit of those far removed from the rugged mountains and valleys of Bland. Thus an act to establish the County of Bland passed the General Assembly of the State of Virginia on March 30, 1861. The county was named after Richard Bland, a leader of Colonial Virginia whose arguments laid the intellectual foundation for freedom and independence from the mother country. [wikipedia.org]

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County Updates
Nov 2014 :
Nicewander Obit
Sept 2014 :
Bruce Bio

May 2014 :
Obits for Grayson and Newberry, Repass Bio

Jan 2014 :
1883 Pensioners


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Surrounding Counties
* Mercer County, West Virginia - north
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Giles County - northeast
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Pulaski County - southeast
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Wythe County - south
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Smyth County - southwest
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Tazewell County - west

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