Orange County, Virginia: A Brief History

Orange County, Virginia: A Brief History

by Patricia LaLand
     
 

Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Virginia's Piedmont, Orange County has a storied cultural heritage. Local writer Patricia LaLand presents a collection of tales that recounts the fascinating history of this beloved county. Relive the days when the Virginia Central Railway ran through Gordonsville and brought travelers to the Exchange Hotel, a time when

Overview


Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Virginia's Piedmont, Orange County has a storied cultural heritage. Local writer Patricia LaLand presents a collection of tales that recounts the fascinating history of this beloved county. Relive the days when the Virginia Central Railway ran through Gordonsville and brought travelers to the Exchange Hotel, a time when hard work in Orange's silk mill supported entire communities and when a humble one-room schoolhouse in Rapidan educated local children. From James Madison's Montpelier home to the remains of statesman John Barbour's residence and all points in between, this one-of-a-kind collection covers the historic reaches of Orange County and paints a vivid portrait of the county's past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596299047
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,331,336
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Patricia LaLand, a native of Seattle, has served as the assistant director of James Madison's Montpelier in Orange for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For several years she wrote a history column for O.C. Magazine and for the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star that led to this book. She has delighted in travel and has visited every continent except Antarctica. "Life," she says, "leads to unexpected tests and pleasures."

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