Bladen County

Region: Coastal Plain
County Seat: Elizabethtown
Population: 32,2781
Towns & Cities:  Bladenboro, Clarkton, Dublin, Kelly, White Lake
In 1734, Bladen was formed from New Hanover County. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by Sampson, Pender, Columbus, Robeson and Cumberland counties.2

Additional County History

There are five lakes in the chain known as the Bladen Lakes. They are thought to have been formed at the same time - through either a prehistoric meteor shower or a glacier run rampant. White Lake is crystal clear, making it a popular summer tourist attraction.3

Education (1)
Recreation (1)

1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.
1 Facts gathered from Southeastern North Carolina Economic Development Information.


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