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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

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Two dead in Sunday car accident in Bladen County – WECT-TV6

Two dead in Sunday car accident in Bladen County
WECT-TV6
… both of Elizabethtown, were traveling in a BMW on Sweet Home Church Road when it collided with a second BMW. Three people from Pender County were traveling in the second BMW when the two vehicles collided. The Bladen County Coroner Kenneth Clark




Two killed in Bladen County car accident – WECT-TV6

Two killed in Bladen County car accident
WECT-TV6
Two men killed in Bladen County car accident Sunday. (Source: WECT). BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) -. Two men were killed Sunday afternoon in a vehicle accident on Sweet Home Church Road in Bladen County, according to Bladen Online. MOREAdditional LinksPoll




Bladen County sheriff loses round in video gambling lawsuit – The Fayetteville Observer


The Fayetteville Observer
Bladen County sheriff loses round in video gambling lawsuit
The Fayetteville Observer
A Bladen County company that allowed customers to win money by playing video games was granted a chance on Tuesday by the North Carolina Court of Appeals to prove in court that its games are not a form of illegal video game gambling. The decision comes




Bladen County emergency officials prep for possible wintry weather – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Bladen County emergency officials prep for possible wintry weather
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Bladen County emergency officials prepared for chance of snow on Jan. 17, 2018. (Photo:l Jenna Kurzyna). BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — As snow blankets many large cities across the state the Governer has declared a state of emergency. While we're not




Man arrested in Bladen County shooting – Fayetteville Observer


Fayetteville Observer
Man arrested in Bladen County shooting
Fayetteville Observer
He said Gore came to Bladen County looking for the boat. The sheriff said Gore came across individuals loading scrap metal on a truck at Squires Timber, an abandoned lumber mill on N.C. 210. He said Gore confronted the men and shot one of them. The
Man shot in head in Bladen Co. Saturday morningWECT-TV6
Bladen deputies investigate shooting near KellyWWAY NewsChannel 3

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