|Census-designated place (CDP)|
Bland County Courthouse in Bland
|Elevation||2,438 ft (743 m)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1498536|
Bland is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Bland County, Virginia, United States. Bland was originally known as Bland Court House. The population as of the 2010 Census was 409.
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.
- "Bland". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Photo of envelope addressed to Bland Court House - Back of envelope showing cancel by Bland Court House post office in 1883
- Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
- Climate Summary for Bland, Virginia
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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.