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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.
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