Place:Bladen, North Carolina, United States

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NameBladen
Alt namesBladensource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.633°N 78.567°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1734 - )
See alsoColumbus, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Bladen County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 35,190. Its county seat is Elizabethtown.

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History

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Bladen County was formed in 1734 as Bladen Precinct of Bath County, from New Hanover Precinct. It was named for Martin Bladen, a member of the Board of Trade. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties.

Originally, Bladen was a vast territory with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1750, when its western part became Anson County. In 1752 the northern part of Bladen County was combined with parts of Granville County and Johnston County to form Orange County. In 1754 the northern part of what was left of Bladen County became Cumberland County. In 1764 the southern part of what remained of Bladen County was combined with part of New Hanover County to form Brunswick County. In 1787 the western part of the now much smaller county became Robeson County. Finally, in 1808 the southern part of Bladen County was combined with part of Brunswick County to form Columbus County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1734 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1766 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1784 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1866 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 5,084
1800 7,028
1810 5,671
1820 7,276
1830 7,811
1840 8,022
1850 9,767
1860 11,995
1870 12,831
1880 16,158
1890 16,763
1900 17,677
1910 18,006
1920 19,761
1930 22,389
1940 27,156
1950 29,703
1960 28,881
1970 26,477
1980 30,491
1990 28,663

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External links

www.bladeninfo.org


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