Bland County Historical Society





The Board of Directors of the Bland County Historical Society has embarked on the first major restoration project on the Society building (former Bland County Jail) since taking occupancy in October 2009. The roof on the jailhouse extension and the porch roof will be replaced with a new, medium-gray metal roof. After a successful bid campaign, the Boyd Coffey Construction Co, a licensed and bonded construction company from Max Meadows, VA, will begin work immediately, weather permitting. The bid for this project was $7,180.00.


The roof on the original, two-story jail building is in good shape, and will be painted the same medium-gray color later this year.


The Society is seeking funds to help with the cost of this new roof project, and hopes that county citizens and interested out-of-town folks will be able to send a tax deductible donation to help provide a safe and suitable depository for Bland County historical items.


Checks, made out to the Bland County Historical Society, may be sent to the Society at PO Box 416, Bland VA  24315. Please list “roof project” on the memo section of your check. A receipt will be returned to the donor for their records.


The Bland County historical Society is a 501c 3 Non-Profit organization.


If you have further questions, please call the Society office at (276) 613-0866.



At the end of January 2011, the Bland County Historical Society replaced the roof on the building adjacent to the original old jail building. A fund raising effort was initiated to help with the cost of the project, and as of February 25, donations in the amount of $4335.00 have been received.

If you would like to make a donation to the “New Roof Project”, please send a check, made out to the Bland County Historical Society, PO Box 416, Bland VA 24315.

The Society is most thankful to the following who have made donations: Ed & Gaynel Andrusko, Elmer & Ann Beardshall, JoAnn M. Bingham, Tom & Jean Blankenship, Danny Brackens of Superior Paint Contractors, Sarah Brackens of Old Post Mercantile, Rebecca B. Brim, Linda S. Brogden, J.W. & Judy Cassell, Donna H. Collins, Jesse & Donna Cowand, John & Bonnie Dodson, Rhudy & Betty Faulkner, Lonny & Margie Gay, Robert S. Gilmore in memory of Grover & Sallie Hamilton, John & Kimberly Goins, Jay Fred & Carol Hall of J&C Construction, Ellen Sue Harner, James M. Hunnicutt, Mary B. Kegley, Ronald E. Kidd, Sandra K. Kidd, Butch King, Jack King of State Farm Insurance, Sara E. King, Davis Kirk, Cornelis & Barbara Laban, Dallas Looney, Barbara May, Kenneth & Lynne McGee, David & Janet Miller, Gary L. Naber of Naber Subway, Keith Niday of Certified Land Surveyor, Rita Palmer, Katherine Reynolds, Gail & Lana Shrader, James & Doris Sink, John Stafford, Cathy Strock, Jack & Sue Ellen Tate, Nancy C. Tate, Gordon R. Thorn, Helen Tickle & Bob Mabe, Janeth Bogle Vanden Dungen, Robert & Lorraine Waddle, and James Wilson.

Roof before


Roof during repair

Roof after


      Progress on the new roof


      Progress on the new roof


      Progress on the new roof





The Bland County Historical Society is continuing to receive donations for the new roof project. A new roof was installed on the building adjacent to the original old jail building during the last week of January. Further estimates are being sought to repaint the existing roof on the old building, and to replace all the guttering on the entire complex. To date, $6040.00 has been received to help with this project.


If you would like to make a donation to the “New Roof Project,” please send a check, made out to the Bland County Historical Society, PO Box 416, Bland VA  24315.


The society is most thankful to all who have donated to this project. The most recent donations are from: Bland County Pharmacy, Geraldine Lambert Coffman, Marcia H. Cope, Ralph & Ernestine Harmon, Elaine H. Kegley, Randy & Myra Moler, James B. Muncy, New Peoples Bank, Randy Newberry, Charles D. Pruett, M.D., Daniel M. Richardson, H.G. “Buzz” & Mildred Richardson, Mark & Judy Roy, Donald & Brenda Thompson, Jerry & Molly Thompson, Jerry L. Updyke, and several anonymous donors.

Roof Painting in Progress
Roof on the original jail building in progress, November 2011
Note gutters and trim still need a lot of work