Orange County, Virginia: A Brief History

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Long time local journalist Patricia LaLand presents the prominent families, individuals, landmarks and stories that form the fascinating history of Orange County, Virginia. Orange County is best known as the location of Montpelier, the historic estate of the Madison family and the birthplace of President James Madison. But the county is also home to the famed Barboursville Ruins, the Confederates of Railroad Avenue, Barboursville Vineyards, and much more.

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Overview

Long time local journalist Patricia LaLand presents the prominent families, individuals, landmarks and stories that form the fascinating history of Orange County, Virginia. Orange County is best known as the location of Montpelier, the historic estate of the Madison family and the birthplace of President James Madison. But the county is also home to the famed Barboursville Ruins, the Confederates of Railroad Avenue, Barboursville Vineyards, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596299047
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 997,948
  • Product dimensions: 5.73 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Pete Joyner Remembers Orange County History 11

124 Years in Publishing 16

Orange County Tragedies 21

George Lewis, Grandson of Slaves 25

Railroad Avenue: The Little Street that Was 31

Brimstone? No. Fire? Definitely 34

Saint Thomas Church 36

The Silk Mill of Orange 40

Holladay House 44

Mayhurst Inn 48

A Visit to Montpelier, 1827 55

The Mothers Madison 60

Montpelier's Garden 65

The Montpelier Train Station 70

George Gilmore, Freed Madison Slave 74

Remembering Life at Rockwood 79

Gordon's Inn: The Beginning of a Town 84

The Exchange Hotel: Gordonsville's Receiving Hospital, 1861-1865 88

Christ Church Reflects Its English Roots 93

Shady Grove School 97

The Peyton Family Personifies the Village of Rapidan 100

Rapidan's Schoolhouse 106

Waddell Memorial Presbyterian Church 109

The Blind Preacher 112

The Orange Painted School Bus 116

The Ruins: Home of James Barbour 120

The Village of Barboursville 125

About the Author 127

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