“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bland in Bland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


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By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
1. Bland Marker
Inscription. The community center was first known as Crab Orchard. The place became the county seat of Bland County when it was formed in 1861 under the name of Seddon, which was later changed to that of the county. At Rocky Gap a skirmish was fought in Crook’s Raid against the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, May, 1864.
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number KC-1.)
Location. 37° 6.053′ N, 81° 7.423′ W. Marker is in Bland, Virginia, in Bland County. Marker is at the intersection of South Scenic Highway (U.S. 52) and Seddon Street (County Route 1005), on the right when traveling west on South Scenic Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bland VA 24315, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One of the “Big Four” (approx. 5 miles away); Homesteader's Legacy (approx. 5.8 miles away); Toland’s Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away); Wythe County / Bland County (approx. 6.9 miles away); Battle of Wytheville (approx. 6.9 miles away); Crockett’s Cove (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Wytheville (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Crooked Road (approx. 7.4 miles away).
More about this marker.
Bland Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
2. Bland Marker
Rocky Gap is about 12 highway miles north of the marker.
Also see . . .  The Bland County History Archives. An excellent collection of documents, photographs and transcribed oral history of the county. Since 1996 this website has been continually updated by students at Rocky Gap High School. (Submitted on July 22, 2011.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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