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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
Order Book Entries -1735 -
Census - Taylor
Mrs. Susan Harriett Averill
Payne -Plaugher Marriage
- Mason Marriage
Gaar - Scott
Wayland - Kennedy Marriage
Bankhead - Bankhead
Mrs. Peechy McGowan
WWII Honor List
John Austin Lamaster
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