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
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
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
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