Bland County

Bland County, Virginia

PO Box 295
Bland, VA 24315
Phone: (276) 688-4562
Fax: (276) 688-2438

On the southwestern border of VA, west of Roanoke; organized Mar 30, 1861 from Giles, Tazewell, and Wythe counties. Name Origin: For Richard Bland (1710-76), member of the VA House of Burgesses (1745-75) and the Continental Congress (1774-75)

Area (sq mi):: 358.73 (land 358.67; water 0.06) Population per square mile: 19.40
Population 2005: 6,943 State rank: 123 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 5.50% Population 2000: 6,871 (White 94.50%; Black or African American 4.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 40.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,744; median household $30,397; Population below poverty level: 12.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,721-$19,687
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.60% Median travel time to work: 33.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The nearly 30 seniors at Rocky Gap High School in Bland County have already been to an open house at the community college to learn about the school and the tuition offer.
Many social studies teacher are currently working or are interested in working with their students to digitize local historical resources in ways similar to the award-winning Bland County historical archives posted online by students at Rocky Gap High in Southwest Virginia ( gap.html).
Growing up and going off to school, I was often made fun of because of my Bland County accent.
"One of the things I truly appreciate about the design of Fluvanna is the thought that went into the medical/mental health building," said Huffman, who, prior to coming to Fluvanna was senior warden at Bland Correctional Center, a men's facility located in Bland County, Va.
Bland County, Virginia: Bland County History Archives
Interstate 77 winds around the mountains of Bland County like lifelines on the palm of my hand.