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What is the County Seat of Orange County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Orange (became the county's judicial seat in the early 1750's, in 1872, it was incorporated as a town, in 1908 fire destroyed much of the town, many buildings from the 1800's still remain ) also, the county government website is www.orangecountyva.gov/ .
What counties are adjacent to Orange County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Madison County (northwest), Culpeper County (north), Spotsylvania County (east), Louisa County (south), Albemarle County (southwest), Greene County (west).
What cities and towns are in Orange County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Orange County include Gordonsville and Orange .
Where can find Orange County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Orange County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Orange County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Orange Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. Another resource is the Orange County Health Department, 450 N. Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960; 540-672-1291
What Orange County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Orange County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Orange Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Orange Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Orange Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Orange County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Orange County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Orange County, VA?
A list of Orange County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Orange County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Orange County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Orange County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.