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Orange County, Virginia, USA

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  • James Coleman (1705 - 1764)
    JAMES COLEMAN of Essex, Spotsylvania and Orange Cos. VA b. ca. 1705 d. Will dtd. 13 Oct 1764, prov. 22 Nov 1764 \(St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co. VA\) m. bef. 31 Jul 1732 Eleanor/Ellender Madison S...
  • SK2 Willliam Franklin Colvin (1923 - 1991)
    A funeral for William Franklin Colvin, 68, of Spotsylvania will be held at 11 am on Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The Rev Don Reid, the Rev Cl...
  • Anthony Harvey (c.1787 - 1831)
    Biography Anthony Harvey was born circa 1787 in Orange County, VA. Anthony married Mary Polly Harvey on February 25, 1808 in Orange Co., Virginia. Together they had the following children: Reuben Ve...
  • Blanch Jennings (1866 - d.)
  • Moses Elba Edward Bledsoe, Civil War veteran (1837 - 1891)
    Moses Elba Bledsoe BIRTH 1837 Orange County, Virginia, USA DEATH 21 Mar 1891 (aged 53–54) Cabell County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Zoar Cemetery Milton, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA Add to Map ME...

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Orange County Historical Society

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Orange County, Virginia was formed in 1734 from Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

The first European settlement in what was to become Orange County was Germanna, formed when Governor Alexander Spotswood settled 12 immigrant families from Westphalia, Germany, there in 1714; a total of 42 people. Orange County, as a legal entity, was created in August 1734 when the Virginia House of Burgesses adopted An Act for Dividing Spotsylvania County. Unlike other counties whose boundaries had ended at the Blue Ridge Mountains, Orange was bounded on the west "by the utmost limits of Virginia" which, at that time, stretched to the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. The colony of Virginia claimed the land, but very little of it had yet been occupied by any English. For this reason, some contend that Orange County was at one time the largest county that ever existed.[6] This situation lasted only four years; in 1738 most of the western tract was split off into Augusta County.

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Adjacent counties
Madison County – northwest
Culpeper County – north
Spotsylvania County – east
Louisa County – south
Albemarle County – southwest
Greene County – west

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Location within the U.S. state of Virginia

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