Links of Interest
- The Orange County African-American Historical
Society seeks to explore the contributions of African-Americans to
the the cultural and historical heritage of Orange County.
- The James Madison Museum is the
nation's first museum dedicated to the memory of James Madison. It also features
exhibits detailing the history of Orange County. The museum's Hall of Agriculture
houses the 1733 Arjalon Price House (one of the oldest patent or "cube" houses
in the county).
- Montpelier was the life-long home of James
Madison. The main house was later enlarged by the William duPont, Sr. family. After
Mr. duPont's death, his daughter Marion duPont Scott, an internationally respected
horsewoman, took over the property.
- The Exchange Hotel Civil War Museum,
located in nearby Gordonsville. This wonderful museum is housed in the Gordonsville
Exchange Hotel, which shortly after it opened was converted into a military hospital. The
Hotel was used as a hospital during almost the entire Civil War. The Museum now houses a
collection of Civil War artifacts and hosts periodic reenactments of Civil War
- The Orange County VaGenWeb Page
contains much valuable information for genealogist and others interested in Orange
- The Memorial Foundation of Germanna Colonies,
is dedicated to preserving the memory and studying the genealogy of the German colonists
who came to work for Alexander Spotswood at Germanna.
- The Central
Virginia Genealogical Association is an organization for genealogical researchers in
the Charlottesville area, including Orange.
- The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society are important places
to visit when researching any aspect of Virginia History.
If your research takes you to Albemarle County. please be sure to visit the Albemarle County
Historical Society's web site.
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This Page was last updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2002