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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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Bladen County break-in suspect in custody – WECT-TV6


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Bladen County break-in suspect in custody
WECT-TV6
Captain Singletary with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office said King was shot at Thursday afternoon by a homeowner during a break-in attempt but was not hit. King's car was later found stranded behind Haw Bluff Church. Several agencies from across the …
Manhunt leads to arrest of man accused in more than 20 break-insFayetteville Observer
Bladen Co. deputies looking for break-in suspectWWAY NewsChannel 3

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DNA evidence helps solve 1996 Bladen County rape case – WRAL.com


WRAL.com
DNA evidence helps solve 1996 Bladen County rape case
WRAL.com
Bladenboro, N.C. — A Lumberton man was sentenced Tuesday in a rape investigation that had gone cold for 19 years before DNA evidence solved the case. Paul Lee Oxendine, 55, pleaded guilty in Bladen County Superior Court to felony sexual assault and …
DNA helps solve sexual assault from 1996WWAY NewsChannel 3
Justice at Last: DNA evidence links convicted NC man to 1996 sexual assaultWSMV Nashville
Lumberton man sentenced today on multiple sex offenses committed 19 years agoFayetteville Observer

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Duke Energy ramping up largest solar facility under construction in NC – Fierce Energy

Duke Energy ramping up largest solar facility under construction in NC
Fierce Energy
The Fayetteville Solar Facility, located on NC Highway 87 in Bladen County near the Cumberland County line will cover 120 acres, have a capacity of 23 MW, and feature about 105,000 solar panels. "We are excited to partner with these communities to
Construction Activities Ramp up at Duke Energy's Warsaw, Elm City and AZoBuild

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Sheriff: Bladen Co. man assaults and robs his own grandfather – WECT-TV6


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Sheriff: Bladen Co. man assaults and robs his own grandfather
WECT-TV6
BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A Bladen County man was arrested after allegedly assaulting and robbing his grandfather last weekend. According to Sheriff James McVicker, John Robert Spurling, 32, of Bladenboro, lived with his grandfather, 76-year-old …
Deputies: Man charged with assaulting, robbing his own grandfatherWWAY NewsChannel 3

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Duke Energy presses ahead with North Carolina projects while policy landscape … – PV-Tech


Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
Duke Energy presses ahead with North Carolina projects while policy landscape
PV-Tech
The final installation — the 23MW Fayetteville Solar Facility — located on N.C. Highway 87 in Bladen County near the Cumberland County line, will be located on 48 hectares of land. These plants comprise part of Duke Energy's expanded portfolio in
Duke Energy's N.C. solar projects to employ 900 construction workersCharlotte Business Journal (blog)
State's largest solar farm under construction in Duplin CountyWITN
Construction ramps up at three Duke Energy solar sites in NCYour Renewable News (press release)

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Three NC Solar Facility Construction Projects to Employ 900 Construction Workers – ForConstructionPros.com

Three NC Solar Facility Construction Projects to Employ 900 Construction Workers
ForConstructionPros.com
… in North Carolina. Elm City Solar Facility – Located on Haynes Road in Elm City, Wilson County, the 40-megawatt facility will cover 450 acres and have about 500,000 solar panels. Fayetteville Solar Facility – Located on N.C. Highway 87 in Bladen


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