Orange County is located in Virginia's Central Piedmont Region, 75 miles south of Washington DC, 75 miles northwest of Richmond, and 25 miles northeast of Charlottesville.
Orange County covers some 355 square miles or 227,000 acres in the north Piedmont of Virginia The topography ranges from steep and rolling hills in the northern part of the County to fairly level land in the southern portion. Elevations range from 200 to 1,200 feet above sea level. The average temperature in the summer is 75.8 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter the temperature averages 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual precipitation averages 41 inches and the average snowfall is 17 inches.
There are two incorporated towns in the County. The Town of Orange is the County Seat and has a population of 3,550. The Town of Gordonsville has a population of 1,500. Both towns are centrally located in the County. There is also a large, planned community, Lake of the Woods, on the eastern end of the County.
This site contains history of the Germanna colonies as well as a list of settlers with some dates.
Home of James Madison,our fourth President and father of out Constitution, site offers information on activities, landscaping and archaeology of Montpelier, A National Trust Historic site now operating as a museum.
Offers information on local businesses, attractions, events and communities.
Information about schools, calendars, school board, lunch menus, employment, budget, adult education and contacts.
Local news and information distributed on a weekly basis.
A 330 acre, all species, no kill, animal sanctuary in Orange County Virginia.
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