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County History
The county was previously inhabited by the Siouan Manahoac tribe. The first white settlement was Germanna, became Orange County. Orange County is named for Prince William III of Orange who was a protestant King of Great Britain and Ireland. The family name of William of Orange was from the dynasty's ancestral origins as feudal lords of the French town of Orange. Montpelier, President James Madison's home, as well as Barboursville, US Senator James Barbour's ruined home, are located in the county. President Zachary Taylor was also born in Orange County. The Battle of the Wilderness took place in Orange County, during the Civil War, in May 1864.
INCORPORATED TOWN - Gordonsville - Orange
UNINCORPORATED TOWNS - Barboursville - Locust Grove

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Online Data

Births
Cemeteries
Churches / Religion
Death Records
Family Bibles
County History
School Records
County Updates
Sept 2013
Newman Bio

Nov 2012
Order Book Entries -1735 - 1745

Oct 2012
Sowden/Wilson Marriage
Edward Nelson Obituary

Jun 2012
1890 Veteran's Census - Taylor
Mrs. Susan Harriett Averill Obituary
Payne -Plaugher Marriage
Wiltshire - Mason Marriage
Gaar - Scott Marriage
Wayland - Kennedy Marriage
Bankhead - Bankhead Marriage

May 2012
Mrs. Peechy McGowan Obituary
WWII Honor List

Mar 2012
Freedman Marriages

January 2012
John Austin Lamaster Biography

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