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Orange, Virginia

Summary
Orange is a town and the county seat of Orange County, Virginia, United States. The population was 5,062 at the 2020 census, representing a 7.2% increase since the 2010 census. Orange is northeast of Charlottesville, southwest of Washington, D.C., and east of Founding Father and fourth U.S. president James Madison's plantation of Montpelier. History This area of the Piedmont was occupied by Siouan-speaking peoples at the time of European encounter. Tribes located in coastal areas generally spoke Algonquian languages. Pre-Civil War The present-day Town of Orange was known as the Town of Orange Court House prior to the late 19th century. Following the establishment of Culpeper County from a part of Orange County in 1749, the courthouse was relocated to Orange Court House from elsewhere in the county. The court convened in the house of a man named Timothy Crosthwait until 1752; after Crosthwait deeded the two acres to the county, a new courthouse was construct
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