Place:Bland, Virginia, United States

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Bland County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,824. Its county seat is Bland.

Bland County is one of the few counties in the United States that does not contain any incorporated municipalities.

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History

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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 England.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 4,000
1880 5,004
1890 5,129
1900 5,497
1910 5,154
1920 5,593
1930 6,031
1940 6,731
1950 6,436
1960 5,982
1970 5,423
1980 6,349
1990 6,514

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