The County Courthouse on Main Street, a historical site, is being completely renovated. Main St., with a mailing address of Box 37, Louisa, VA 23093.
The courthouse was designed by Thomas Jefferson and should make a nice tourist attraction once work is completed. Towns and Communities: Orange County includes two incorporated towns, Orange and Gordonsville along with communities at Locust Grove, Lahore, Mine Run, Nasons, Unionville, Rhoadesville, Somerset, Barboursville, Rapidan and Lake of the Woods, a large planned community in the county's eastern corner.
County officials have placed limitations on mobile homes, many of which have been put around the lake.
An application will be submitted to build a 138-townhouse unit on Lake Anna.
It is home to Virginia Power's North Anna Power Station, and the 9,600-acre Lake Anna, which was built by the utility.
Occupations: Virginia Power's North Anna nuclear plant employs many residents, as do recreation facilities on Lake Anna.
Some of them include: the Courthouse, Snell and Post Oak along State Route 208; Chancellorsville and Elys Ford areas in the vicinity of State Route 3; the Four Mile Fork area on U. 1; the Paytes area along the Spotsylvania-Orange county line; and the Goshen Church and Todds Tavern areas off State Route 612.
Public Schools: There are 14 elementary schools (K-5), five middle schools (6-8) and four high schools.
Much of Spotsylvania, particularly Livingston and Berkeley districts, remains rural.
Coleman Lumber Co., General Shale, Glass Dynamics Inc., Intertrans Carrier Co., Liberty Fabrics, MSAG Data Consultants Inc., Specialty Weavers and Technology Service Group. presidents were born in Orange County: Zachary Taylor and James Madison.
History: Orange was formed in 1734 and named in honor of William IV, Prince of Orange, who was the husband of Anne, Princess Royal of England. Madison, known as the "Father of the Constitution", lived much of his life in Orange County at his Montpelier estate.
Major businesses and industries: Spotsylvania's industrial center is the Lee Hill Industrial Park and Spotsylvania Industrial Park on Tidewater Trail (Routes 2 and 17).
There are other large industrial parks on the south side of the US 17 Bypass, including 95 Commerce Place and the RF&P Corp.'s Crossroads Industrial Park.Size and Character: 517 square miles in central Virginia, crisscrossed by Interstate 64 and bounded by Lake Anna and Spotsylvania County on the northeast, Orange County to the north, Albermarle County to the northwest, Fluvanna and Goochland counties to the southwest and Hanover County to the southeast.