Orange County

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Orange County is named for William III of England, who was from the House of Orange.

 

Created:  February 1, 1734

County Seat: 

Orange   1734 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Orange  

 

Location:  NW – West Main Street / North Madison Street

Built:  1858 – 1859

Style:  Italian Villa

Architect:  Haskins & Alexander of Washington, DC

Contractor:  Spooner & Darrow

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one and a half story white colored brick and wood structure. The south front facade features a three-part arcade consisting of a semi-elliptical arch flanked by small semicircular arches. Above the arcade is a three stage tower consisting of the main entrance as the first stage; a clock, installed within existing round windows in 1949, as the second stage; and arched openings with louvres covered by a shallow hip roof and topped by a finial complete the tower. The building was remodeled in 1949. Next to the building are the Clerk’s Office ( 1894 ) and the old Jail ( 1891 ). On the north side is the new courthouse.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Orange County Courthouse

 

County Courthouse – Orange  

 

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Location:  110 N Madison Street / West Main Street

Built:  2003 – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc. of Virginia Beach

Contractor:  Kenbridge Construction of Kenbridge

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story concrete structure. The north front has a semi circular arcade on the first story with recessed entrance. A projecting central tower rises to the roof line. The east and west wing project slightly from the main building and rise to peaks. The roof is hipped..

 

Courthouses: 

N – Madison County and Culpeper County

E – Spotsylvania County

S – Louisa County and Albemarle County

W – Greene County and Madison County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013