Bland County, Virginia Genealogy

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<h2> Resources  </h2>
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<h4> Cemeteries  </h4>
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<p>For a more detailed list, including addresses and external links, see <i><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Bland County, Virginia Cemeteries">Bland County, Virginia Cemeteries</a></i>.
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</p><p>The following is a list of cemeteries in Bland County: <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">[http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Bland&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;feature=Cemetery USGS Map], Topozone.com</span>
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For a more detailed list, including addresses and external links, see ''[[Bland County, Virginia Cemeteries]]''.
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<ul><li>Bethel Cemetery  
The following is a list of cemeteries in Bland County: <ref>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Bland&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;feature=Cemetery USGS Map], Topozone.com</ref>  
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</li><li>Bivins Cemetery  
 
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</li><li>Clark Cemetery  
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</li><li>Clark Cemetery  
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</li><li>Comfort Cemetery  
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</li><li>Crabtree Cemetery  
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</li><li>Gibson Cemetery  
*Bethel Cemetery  
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</li><li>Hogan Cemetery
*Bivins Cemetery  
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*Clark Cemetery  
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*Clark Cemetery  
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<ul><li>Hoges Chapel Cemetery  
*Comfort Cemetery  
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</li><li>Hoges Chapel Methodist Cemetery  
*Crabtree Cemetery  
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</li><li>Houndshell Cemetery  
*Gibson Cemetery  
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</li><li>Newberry Cemetery  
*Hogan Cemetery
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</li><li>Pruett Cemetery  
 
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</li><li>Red Oak Cemetery  
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</li><li>Rose Hill Cemetery  
*Hoges Chapel Cemetery  
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</li><li>Sharon Cemetery
*Hoges Chapel Methodist Cemetery  
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</li></ul>
*Houndshell Cemetery  
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*Newberry Cemetery  
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<ul><li>Shewey Cemetery  
*Pruett Cemetery  
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</li><li>Shields Cemetery  
*Red Oak Cemetery  
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</li><li>Shrader Cemetery  
*Rose Hill Cemetery  
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</li><li>Sword Cemetery  
*Sharon Cemetery
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</li><li>Temple Hill Cemetery  
 
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</li><li>Tuggle Cemetery  
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</li><li>Tynes and Ferguson Cemetery  
*Shewey Cemetery  
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</li><li>Wagner Cemetery
*Shields Cemetery  
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</li></ul>
*Shrader Cemetery  
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*Sword Cemetery  
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<h4> Census  </h4>
*Temple Hill Cemetery  
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*Tuggle Cemetery  
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<span class="fck_mw_template">{{Historical populationsfckLR|type = USAfckLR|heading = CensusfckLR|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en &quot;American FactFinder&quot;.] United States Census Bureau.fckLR|1870 |4000fckLR|1880 |5004fckLR|1890 |5129fckLR|1900 |5497fckLR|1910 |5154fckLR|1920 |5593fckLR|1930 |6031fckLR|1940 |6731fckLR|1950 |6436fckLR|1960 |5982fckLR|1970 |5423fckLR|1980 |6349fckLR|1990 |6514fckLR|2000 |6871fckLR}}</span>
*Tynes and Ferguson Cemetery  
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*Wagner Cemetery
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<h4> Church  </h4>
 
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<h4> Court  </h4>
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<p><i><b>Chancery Court</b></i>
 
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==== Census  ====
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<ul><li>Indexed images of Bland County, Virginia Chancery Records 1874-1928 are available online through <a href="http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/">Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index</a>. The online indexes continues from 1928&nbsp;through 1938, but at present does not include images. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">[http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/available/ &quot;Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability,&quot;] Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).</span>
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<h4> Land  </h4>
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<h4> Local Histories  </h4>
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<h4> Maps  </h4>
|1870 |4000
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<h4> Military  </h4>
|1880 |5004
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<h5> <i><b>War of 1812</b></i> </h5>
|1890 |5129
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<ul><li><i>List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...</i> Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|286899|item}}</span> 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ">Google Books</a> and <a href="http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog">Internet Archive</a>. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Bland County, p. 64.]
|1900 |5497
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|1910 |5154
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<h5> <i><b>Civil War</b></i> </h5>
|1920 |5593
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<p>Bland County men most often served in regiments (and companies) from their home county. At times, however, individuals and small groups can be found serving in regiments from neighboring counties. Later in the war, Confederate units often reorganized.  
|1930 |6031
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|1940 |6731
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<ul><li><i>History of Bland County (Virginia).</i>Radford, Virginia: Commonwealth Press, 1961, that includes names of units from this county and a roster of the men who served in these units on pages 259-277.<i><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|121288|title-id|disp=975.5765 H2b}}</span> </i>Pages 275-276 lists very small groups of Bland County soldiers who served in other regiments.&nbsp;
|1950 |6436
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|1960 |5982
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<p>- <a href="8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)">8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)</a><br> - 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) <br> - <a href="45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)">45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) </a><br> - <a href="51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)">51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) </a><br>  
|1970 |5423
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|1980 |6349
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<h4> Newspapers  </h4>
|1990 |6514
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<h4> Probate  </h4>
|2000 |6871
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<h4> Research Guides  </h4>
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<ul><li>"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Bland County," <i>The Virginia Genealogist</i>, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1961):77-78. Available at <a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285">New England Ancestors</a> ($).
 
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==== Church  ====
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<h4> Taxation  </h4>
 
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<h4> Vital Records  </h4>
==== Court  ====
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</p><p><i><b>Birth</b></i>
'''''Chancery Court'''''
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<ul><li>Fridley, Beth, comp. <i>Bland County, Virginia Births: 1861-96 </i>[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Available at <a href="http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5275">Ancestry</a>&nbsp;($).
*Indexed images of Bland County, Virginia Chancery Records 1874-1928 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. The online indexes continues from 1928&nbsp;through 1938, but at present does not include images. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.<ref>[http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/available/ "Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability,"] Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).</ref>
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==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Bland County, p. 64.]
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===== '''''Civil War''''' =====
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Bland County men most often served in regiments (and companies) from their home county. At times, however, individuals and small groups can be found serving in regiments from neighboring counties. Later in the war, Confederate units often reorganized.  
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*''History of Bland County (Virginia).''Radford, Virginia: Commonwealth Press, 1961, that includes names of units from this county and a roster of the men who served in these units on pages 259-277.''{{FHL|121288|title-id|disp=975.5765 H2b}} ''Pages 275-276 lists very small groups of Bland County soldiers who served in other regiments.&nbsp;
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- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br> - 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) <br> - [[45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]<br> - [[51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]<br>  
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Research Guides  ====
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Bland County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1961):77-78. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($).
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{VAbmd}}
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'''''Birth'''''
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*Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Bland County, Virginia Births: 1861-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5275 Ancestry]&nbsp;($).
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 20:48, 8 March 2012

Bland County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Bland County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Bland County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1861
County Seat Bland
Courthouse
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Bland County

Southwest Virginia county.

Contents

County Courthouse

Bland County Courthouse
612 Main Street, Suite 104
Bland, VA 24315

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage probate & Land

records from 1861 and div rec from 1900

History

Richard Bland (1710-1776)

The county was named after Richard Bland (1710-1776), Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775.[1]

Parent County

1861--Bland County was created 30 March 1861 from Giles, Tazewell and Wythe Counties.
County seat: Bland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

For a more detailed list, including addresses and external links, see <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Bland County, Virginia Cemeteries">Bland County, Virginia Cemeteries</a>.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Bland County: USGS Map, Topozone.com

  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Bivins Cemetery
  • Clark Cemetery
  • Clark Cemetery
  • Comfort Cemetery
  • Crabtree Cemetery
  • Gibson Cemetery
  • Hogan Cemetery
  • Hoges Chapel Cemetery
  • Hoges Chapel Methodist Cemetery
  • Houndshell Cemetery
  • Newberry Cemetery
  • Pruett Cemetery
  • Red Oak Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Sharon Cemetery
  • Shewey Cemetery
  • Shields Cemetery
  • Shrader Cemetery
  • Sword Cemetery
  • Temple Hill Cemetery
  • Tuggle Cemetery
  • Tynes and Ferguson Cemetery
  • Wagner Cemetery

Census

For tips on accessing Bland County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census. Template:Historical populationsfckLR

Church

Court

Chancery Court

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

War of 1812
Civil War

Bland County men most often served in regiments (and companies) from their home county. At times, however, individuals and small groups can be found serving in regiments from neighboring counties. Later in the war, Confederate units often reorganized.

  • History of Bland County (Virginia).Radford, Virginia: Commonwealth Press, 1961, that includes names of units from this county and a roster of the men who served in these units on pages 259-277.975.5765 H2b Pages 275-276 lists very small groups of Bland County soldiers who served in other regiments. 

- <a href="8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)">8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)</a>
- 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- <a href="45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)">45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) </a>
- <a href="51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)">51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) </a>

Newspapers

Probate

Research Guides

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Bland County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

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References

  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "Bland County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bland_County, accessed 13 January 2012.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).