“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bland County, Virginia

Clickable Map of Bland County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bland County, VA (10) Giles County, VA (17) Pulaski County, VA (39) Smyth County, VA (62) Tazewell County, VA (44) Wythe County, VA (57) Mercer County, WV (35)  BlandCounty(10) Bland County (10)  GilesCounty(17) Giles County (17)  PulaskiCounty(39) Pulaski County (39)  SmythCounty(62) Smyth County (62)  TazewellCounty(44) Tazewell County (44)  WytheCounty(57) Wythe County (57)  MercerCountyWest Virginia(35) Mercer County (35)
Bland is the county seat for Bland County
Adjacent to Bland County, Virginia
      Giles County (17)  
      Pulaski County (39)  
      Smyth County (62)  
      Tazewell County (44)  
      Wythe County (57)  
      Mercer County, West Virginia (35)  
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1 Virginia, Bland County, Bastian — The Crooked RoadThe Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail
From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Coalfields region, Southwest Virginia is blessed with historic and contemporary music venues, musicians, and fretted instrument makers. Historically isolated, the region retained its strong musical legacy by . . . Map (db m108225) HM
2 Virginia, Bland County, Bland — KC-1 — Bland
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 . . . Map (db m44855) HM
3 Virginia, Bland County, Bland — Bland County Confederate Monument
1861-1865 Erected 1911 by Bland Chapter U.D.C. as a lasting memorial to the gallant sons of Bland County who gave their lives in defense of their beloved Southland Our HeroesMap (db m228365) WM
4 Virginia, Bland County, Bland — Z-259 — Giles County / Bland County
Giles County. Area 369 square miles. Formed in 1806 from Montgomery, Tazewell, and Monroe, and named for William B. Giles, United States Senator and Governor of Virginia, 1827-1830. Mountain Lake is in this county. Bland . . . Map (db m99261) HM
5 Virginia, Bland County, Bland — KC-3 — One of the "Big Four" Reported permanently removed
Here is the home of S.H. Newberry, who, with three others, composed the "Big Four" in the Virginia Senate. These four men united to defeat objectionable measures of the readjuster movement.Map (db m176393) HM
6 Virginia, Bland County, Bland — KC-3 — One of the “Big Four”
Samuel H. Newberry, a captain in the Confederate army who represented Bland and Pulaski Counties in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1865 to 1867, lived here at Eagle Oak. Newberry served in the Senate of Virginia during the 1870s and 1880s and . . . Map (db m43138) HM
7 Virginia, Bland County, Bland — World War Memorial Bridge
To the sacred memory of the men & women of Bland County who participated in the World War. Sponsored by the Miller T. Burton Post No 20 American Legion, J.R. Stafford, Commander; C.W. Taylor, Adjutant: in conjunction with the Board of Supervisors of . . . Map (db m228352) WM
8 Virginia, Bland County, Ceres — KC-5 — Henry C. Groseclose
Henry Casper Groseclose (1892–1950), a native of Ceres, was one of the founders of Future Farmers of Virginia (FFV). While teaching agricultural education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill, and . . . Map (db m44219) HM
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9 Virginia, Bland County, Rocky Gap — KC-2 — A Noted Preacher
William Elbert Munsey was born a few miles east in the mountains of Giles (present-day Bland) County on 13 July 1833. Despite little formal schooling, Munsey possessed an insatiable appetite for knowledge. He entered the ministry of the . . . Map (db m44810) HM
10 Virginia, Bland County, Wytheville — Z-84 — Wythe County / Bland County
Wythe County. Area 479 Square Miles. Formed in 1789 from Montgomery, and named for George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River flows through this county. Bland County. Area 360 Square . . . Map (db m44146) HM
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Apr. 20, 2024