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The county was formed in 1734 as Bladen Precinct of Bath County, from New Hanover Precinct. It was named for Martin Bladen, a member of the Board of Trade. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties.

Originally, Bladen was a vast territory with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1750, when its western part became Anson County. In 1752 the northern part of Bladen County was combined with parts of Granville County and Johnston County to form Orange County. In 1754 the northern part of what was left of Bladen County became Cumberland County. In 1764 the southern part of what remained of Bladen County was combined with part of New Hanover County to form Brunswick County. In 1787 the western part of the now much smaller county became Robeson County. Finally, in 1808 the southern part of Bladen County was combined with part of Brunswick County to form Columbus County. Source Wikipedia

The county seat of Bladen County is Elizabethtown. Bladen county is comprised of the following townships: Abbotts, Bethel, Bladenboro, Brown Marsh, Carvers Creek, Central, Colly, Cypress Creek, Elizabethtown, East Arcadia, Frenches Creek, Hollow, Lake Creek, Turnbull, White Oak, and Whites Creek.

Bladen is considered the “mother of counties” because it’s original extent was divided and used many times to create new counties in the state of North Carolina. There are state parks now at Jones Lake and Singletary Lake. Bay Tree Lake and White Lake have seen commercial and private develop respectively. At one time there were 1000 lakes within the borders of Bladen County, today there are just 7 due to the territorial cessions to other counties. The Cape Fear River runs through Bladen County.

Bladen County USGenweb site

Bladen County Historical Society
P.O. Box 849
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

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Bladen County Courthouse
PO Box 1048
County Courthouse
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription

1790 Federal Census transcription – Wilmington district

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Bladen County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Bladen County, NC Query Forum

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North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Bladen County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

Rabon48 on “Rabon’s in early Bladen”

I am trying to find information on John Rabon who was recorded in an early census in 1763. I believe he is my 4th great grandfather.




roger.connertn on “Conner Family in Bladen Co, 1700′s”

ISO any connection to Thomas Conner or Edward Conner. The info on Thomas is sketchy. Married to Lucretia. Patented land on the Cape Fear River (then called N.W. river) in 1735.

An Edward Conner arrived in 1739 with the Highlanders from Argyle, Scotland and then patented land in 1740 near Thomas Conner’s patent. He was married to Lucretia, had one son, who was named Thomas in 1750. In 1760, Edward died, leaving a will with many details. We have good records from Thomas (1750 – 1783) to present, but cannot find anything about Thomas (the one who patented the property in 1735) or where Edward (d 1760) came from.




SusanKSpies on “WEST, Thomas and John”

I am seeding information on a John West, son of Thomas. I need proof that John is the son of Thomas and that they moved to Christian County, KY. prior to 1820. Thank you.

Susan Cloutier Spies




mazda8lady on “BLADEN COUNTY BENSONS”

SEARCHING FOR JOSEPH BENSON, FATHER OF JOHN BENSON(1680-1744). CARVER’S CREEK AREA




dinky1950 on “Lucy Watson m. Tillet A. Bordeaux”

Lucy Watson was my grandmother married to Tillet A. Bordeaux. I am finding it difficult to trace her lineage. Can anyone help? Thanks.


Bladen County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Bladen County:

Bladenboro
Butters
Clarkton
Council
Dublin
Elizabethtown (County Seat)
Emerson
Kelly
Tar Heel
White Lake
White Oak

News related to Bladen County, NC

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Two brothers killed in motorcycle crash, Bladen Co. man charged – WECT TV6 … – WECT-TV6

Two brothers killed in motorcycle crash, Bladen Co. man charged – WECT TV6
WECT-TV6
Two brothers riding their motorcycles in Bladen County were killed when an SUV pulled out in front of them on Highway 53 Thursday afternoon. Trooper Sellers with the NC Highway Patrol said 20-year-old Dequron Lloyd ran a stop sign at the intersection
Accident near NC 53 claims the lives of two motorcyclistsFayetteville Observer

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Deputies bust Bladenboro meth lab, arrest three on drug charges – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Deputies bust Bladenboro meth lab, arrest three on drug charges
WWAY NewsChannel 3
BLADENBORO, NC (WWAY) — Deputies busted a meth lab in Bladenboro yesterday, landing three people behind bars in connection to the drug operation, with additional arrests expected. Bladen County deputies discovered the meth lab in the 900 block of …

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Man kidnapped in South Carolina, rescued in Cumberland County – WTVD-TV


Reuters
Man kidnapped in South Carolina, rescued in Cumberland County
WTVD-TV
It is a largely rural area near the Cumberland-Bladen County line. Federal officers said the kidnapping was drug related. According to a criminal complaint filed in federal district court, the victim worked for a Mexican drug trafficking organization
Kidnapping Victim Saved by Multi-Agency Rescue EffortWSAV-TV
Kidnapped SC man rescued in Cumberland Co.WNCN
Kidnapped South Carolina man rescued in Cumberland County by FBIFayetteville Observer

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Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center, American Red Cross hosting blood donation … – Fayetteville Observer

Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center, American Red Cross hosting blood donation
Fayetteville Observer
The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center said in a news release today the need for blood donation extends across central and eastern North Carolina. The center is in Building 8-4156, Souter Place, (next to the North Post Exchange) and is open from 7:30 a.m




Lawmakers to review sales tax limitations – Fayetteville Observer

Lawmakers to review sales tax limitations
Fayetteville Observer
Bladen County has a referendum scheduled for November on whether to raise the local portion of the sales tax a quarter-cent, bringing the total rate to 7 percent. The county said it would use the additional money, estimated at $450,000 a year, on




Flood advisory issued for some parts of area – StarNewsOnline.com

Flood advisory issued for some parts of area
StarNewsOnline.com
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a flood advisory for parts of Southeastern North Carolina until 1:15 p.m. Monday. At 11:15 a.m., thunderstorms producing heavy rain were moving across the area. Rainfall rates of up to 1.5 … The


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