Bland County, Virginia Genealogy

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Bland County, Virginia
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.
Founded 1861
County Seat Bland
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Bland County 

Southwest Virginia county.

County Courthouse

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

  • Circuit Court Clerk has marriage probate and land records from 1861; divorce records from 1900[1]
Beginning Dates for Bland County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1861 1861


Richard Bland (1710-1776)

The county was named after Richard Bland (1710-1776), Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775.[2]

Parent County

1861--Bland County was created 30 March 1861 from Giles, Tazewell and Wythe Counties.
County seat: Bland [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



For a more detailed list, including addresses and external links, see Bland County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Bland County: USGS Map

  • 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


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Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of Bland County, Virginia Chancery Records 1874-1928 are available online through <a href="">Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index</a>. The online indexes continues from 1928 through 1938, but at present does not include images. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.[3]



Local Histories



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.

- <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>



Research Guides


Vital Records

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Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Bland County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 13 January 2012.
  3. <a href="" _fcksavedurl="">"Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability,"</a> Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).
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