Orange County

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Orange County borders Albemarle County to the northeast. It is named after William IV, Prince of Orange. [1]

In 2016, the county discussed the idea of creating a specialized Montpelier zoning district of about 2,000 acres that would allow for more agri-tourism events and would bring certain uses at Montpelier up to code. The idea was dropped in January 2017. [2]

A portion of Albemarle County's Preddy Creek Park is within Orange County. On September 11, 2018, the Board of Supervisors will consider a special use permit to allow it to open. [3]

In December 2019, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to terminate county administrator Bryan David. [4]

Gordonsville and Orange are two towns in Orange County.


Election 2019

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In the race for Commonwealth's Attorney, S. Page Higginbotham III lost to incumbent Diana Wheeler O'Connell by 28 votes. Higginbotham has officially asked for a recount. [5] O'Connell prevailed in a recount. [6]

External links

Official site


  1. Web. History of County, Government website, Orange County, Virgini, retrieved November 13, 2017.
  2. Web. Montpelier suspends zoning district discussion, Amber Galaviz, News Article, January 26, 2017, retrieved September 12, 2018.
  3. Web. County hosts Preddy Creek Park SUP hearing, Amber Galaviz, News Article, Orange County Review, September 7, 2018, retrieved September 9, 2018.
  4. Web. Orange supervisors terminate county administrator's employment, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 19, 2019, retrieved December 18, 2019. Print. December 20, 2019 page A3.
  5. Web. Higginbotham requests recount in Orange commonwealth's attorney election, Orange County Review Staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, November 23, 2019, retrieved November 24, 2019. Print. November 24, 2019 page A3.
  6. Web. Orange County Commonwealth's Attorney O'Connell prevails in recount, Hillary Holladay, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 14, 2019, retrieved December 23, 2019. Print. December 15, 2019 page A2.