Orange County, Virginia
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Orange County History

The county was previously inhabited by the Siouan Manahoac tribe. The first white settlement was Germanna, which 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 TOWNS
Gordonsville - Orange

UNINCORPORATED TOWNS
Barboursville - Locust Grove


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Orange County Data

 

Birth Records

Church Histories / Records

Death Records

History Topics

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Slavery Records

Wills/Probate Records

 

Website Updates:
Aug 2015:  Burials in St. Thomas Burying Grounds  

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