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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 mother charged in drowning of 4-year-old son – WRAL.com


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Bladen County mother charged in drowning of 4-year-old son
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WHITE LAKE, N.C. — The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in Bladen County last month has been arrested and charged with felony child abuse. Teresa Denise Lauderback, of White Lake, was arrested late Thursday afternoon, posted $50,000 bond …
Mother of 4-year-old boy who drowned at White Lake chargedWECT-TV6
NC woman charged in drowning of 4-year-old sonWXII The Triad

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Amber Alert issued for Bladen County girl, 15 – WRAL.com


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Amber Alert issued for Bladen County girl, 15
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Bladenboro, N.C. — An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 15-year-old Bladenboro girl. Iyana Shabre Ross was last seen leaving her house in Bladen County on foot. She was wearing blue jeans and a purple tank top. Iyana is black, about 5-foot-3 …
AMBER Alert canceled for Bladenboro teenWWAY NewsChannel 3
Amber Alert Issued For 15-Year-Old Bladen Co. GirlWFMY News 2

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ALE arrests 6 for liquor, pill trafficking in Bladen County – WECT-TV6


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ALE arrests 6 for liquor, pill trafficking in Bladen County
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Special agents with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement arrested six people in Bladen County on drug trafficking and alcohol violations after a year-long investigation. (Source: Raycom Media) …
Illegal nightclub raided in Bladen Co.WWAY NewsChannel 3
Two Facing Charges in Bladen Co. Illegal Nightclub RaidTWC News

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Bladen authorities arrest 11 in Operation Summertime Shakedown – WECT-TV6

Bladen authorities arrest 11 in Operation Summertime Shakedown
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Bladen detectives arrested 11 people after a three-month undercover drug investigation. (Source: Raycom Media). BLADENBORO, NC (WECT) -. Detectives with the Narcotics Unit of the Bladen County Sheriff's Office arrested 11 people after a three-month …




$1.3 million in roadway improvements coming to Bladen County – WECT-TV6


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$1.3 million in roadway improvements coming to Bladen County
WECT-TV6
There will be a detour associated with the work starting that morning around 8 a.m. The detour will use Old Abbottsburg Road, Grimsley Farm Road, N.C. 211 and the N.C. 211 Bypass in Bladenboro for all traffic flowing through Bladenboro on N.C. 410, N.C
Road resurfacing to mean detour near Bladenboro this monthWWAY NewsChannel 3

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Stanley pitches Indy into WS finals – Hammond Daily Star online

Stanley pitches Indy into WS finals
Hammond Daily Star online
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — With everybody's pitching staff getting thin deep in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series, Hunter Stanley gave the Independence Yankees just what they needed Tuesday evening — a complete-game shutout. Stanley scattered six hits …

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