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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 Co. shelters closing after icy morning – WWAY NewsChannel 3


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Bladen Co. shelters closing after icy morning
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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The winter storm that impacted most of the state caused a mess in Bladen County today, shutting down schools and knocking out power to hundreds of residents. Emergency Management Director Bradley Kinlaw said …

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Bladen County Schools announce plan to make up missed days – WWAY NewsChannel 3


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Bladen County Schools announce plan to make up missed days
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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Students in Bladen County will go to school a little longer than planned to make up for two days they missed because of winter weather. Starting Wednesday, the district will add 10 minutes to the end of each school day for …

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NEW DETAILS: Driver cited in school bus crash – WWAY NewsChannel 3


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NEW DETAILS: Driver cited in school bus crash
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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Several students have been taken to the hospital after a school bus crash this afternoon in Bladen County. It happened on Lisbon Road at Mercer Mill Brown Marsh Road near Clarkton at around 3:30 p.m. At the scene we …

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Second suspect arrested in Bladen Co. murder – WWAY NewsChannel 3


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Second suspect arrested in Bladen Co. murder
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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have arrested the second man accused in an October 2014 murder. Deputies said Twasjay Roddreek Brown, 21, was arrested Monday without incident in the Clarkton area.
Second man accused of October homicide in Bladen County arrestedFayetteville Observer
Second suspect in 2014 Elizabethtown murder in custodyWECT-TV6

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Bat flying on the court disrupts NC high school basketball game – myfox8.com


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Bat flying on the court disrupts NC high school basketball game
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BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. — A suspected bat disrupted a high school basketball game in North Carolina, causing chaos on the court, according to WWAY. The TV station reported that it happened Friday night during a West Bladen-Southwest Onslow game at …
ONLY ON 3: Bat causes court chaos during high school hoops gameWWAY NewsChannel 3

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UPDATE: School bus driver cited after accident in Clarkton – WECT-TV6

UPDATE: School bus driver cited after accident in Clarkton
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According to Sgt. J.M. Lewis with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the driver was cited for exceeding a safe speed while taking a curve. An initial review of GPS data by Bladen County school officials indicate the bus was traveling 44 mph. The


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