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Bland County

Formation Date: 1861
Formed From: Giles, Wythe, and Tazewell Counties. An additional part of Giles County was added in 1900

Image depicting location of Bland County
Bland County is said to have been named for Richard Bland, a leader of colonial Virginia's resistance to Great Britain in the 1760s and 1770s. It was formed from Giles, Wythe, and Tazewell Counties in 1861, and another part of Giles was added in 1900. Its area is 369 square miles, and the county seat is Bland. According to the 2000 census, its population is 6,871.

Note: All but a few record books and some chancery papers were destroyed by fire in 1888.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes