Bland County

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Bland County is named for Richard Bland, who was a leader of Colonial Virginia whose arguments laid the foundation for freedom and independence from England.


Created:  March 30, 1861

County Seat: 

Bland  1861 – present


County Courthouse – Bland 


Location:  612 Main Street / Fairground Street

Built:  1871 – 1874

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Locke and Thomas

Contractor:  Locke and Thomas


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The northeast front has a large portico with four tall white colored columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. The entrance is framed with white colored wood with a small balcony on the second story. The first story windows have small pediments above. On the roof is an octagonal white colored wood cupola with flat roof. The roof is hipped. The building was destroyed by fire in 1888 and rebuilt in 1889. The architect and the contractor was John I Corder. In 1929, the front portico was added. Additions were constructed in 1949 and 2003 along the southwest side.



N – Tazewell County and Mercer County, West Virginia

E – Giles County and Pulaski County

S – Wythe County

W – Smyth County and Tazewell County





County Courthouse



















Photos taken 2013