Bland, Virginia

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Census-designated place (CDP)
Bland County Courthouse in Bland
Bland County Courthouse in Bland
Bland is located in Virginia
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°06′07″N 81°06′58″W / 37.10194°N 81.11611°W / 37.10194; -81.11611Coordinates: 37°06′07″N 81°06′58″W / 37.10194°N 81.11611°W / 37.10194; -81.11611
Country United States
State Virginia
County Bland County
Elevation 2,438 ft (743 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 409
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 24315
Area Code 276
GNIS feature ID 1498536[1]

Bland is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Bland County, Virginia, United States.[2] Bland was originally known as Bland Court House.[1][3] The population as of the 2010 Census was 409.[4]


The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bland has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[5]


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Bland County was officially formed in 1861; however the township first recorded an Indian raid on the house of Adam Harman in 1749 whose furs and skins were stolen. On July 8, 1755 a party of Shawnees attacked the Draper's Meadow settlement and killed, wounded or captured everyone there as follows: Colonel James Patton, Mrs. George Draper, Casper Barrier and a child of John Draper. Killed were Mrs. John Draper and James Cull. Captured were Mrs. Mary Ingles, her two sons Thomas, age four and George, age three as well as Henry Lenards.

(To read what occurred to the captured while in captivity, please go to History of Bland County.