Orange County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Orange County, Virginia (Map It) was created in September 20, 1734 from Spotsylvania County. Orange county was named for William III of England.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Orange County is bordered by Madison County (northwest), Culpeper County (north), Spotsylvania County (east), Louisa County (south), Albemarle County (southwest), Greene County (west).

Orange County Cities and Towns include Gordonsville and Orange .

Orange County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Orange County, VA Courthouse
Orange County, VA Courthouse

The Orange County Courthouse is located in Orange, Virginia. became the county's judicial seat in the early 1750's, in 1872, it was incorporated as a town, in 1908 fire destroyed much of the town, many buildings from the 1800's still remain. Learn More About State of Virginia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH .  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The Orange County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time. They may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, military discharges and court records. The present courthouse was constructed in 1858.

  • Orange County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1747, Land Records from 1734, Court Records from 1734 and Probate Records from 1734. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
  • Orange County (VA) Treasurer
  • Orange County Health Department
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.

Orange County, Virginia Census Records

Orange County, Virginia Vital Records

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