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ORANGE COUNTY Formed From Spotsylvania County In 1734 , Orange County , A Pastor ...

ORANGE COUNTY Formed From Spotsylvania County In 1734 , Orange County , A Pastor ...

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Description: ORANGE COUNTY Formed from Spotsylvania County in 1734 , Orange County , a pastoral Piedmont county , was probably name in honor of William IV , the Dutch prince of Orange , who married Anne , the Princess Royal , daughter of George II of England , earlier that year . President James Madison lived here at Montpelier and President Zachary Taylor was born here . Some fifty square miles of the county comprise the Madison Barbour Rural Historic District , an area rich in historic resources including the ruins of Barboursville , the home of Gov . James Barbour designed about 1814 by his friend Thomas Jefferson . Department of Historic Resources , 1998 .

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