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Orange County, Virginia
 













Quality of Life

Education in Orange County 

Public Schools

     Orange County Public Schools
Private Schools
     Grymes Memorial School
     Woodberry Forest School (9-12)
Community College
     Germanna Community College

 

Universities within Close Proximity
Richmond 
     Virginia Commonwealth
     University of Richmond
     Virginia Union
     Randolph Macon University
Harrisonburg 
     James Madison University
Charlottesville 
     University of Virginia
Fredericksburg 
     University of Mary Washington
     Strayer University

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Orange County Public Library System  
The Orange County Library System was established in 1903. It consists of 3 branches - Orange, Gordonsville, and Wilderness (Lake of the Woods).

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Recreation 
Numerous ball fields and tennis courts: one private golf course and two public golf courses (18-hole and 9-hole); swimming pools; amateur theater, museums, art galleries, playgrounds and picnic areas. The state maintains Lake Orange, a 124 - acre fishing lake. A portion of 13,000 acre Lake Anna  lies within the  county.

Orange County Visitors Bureau
Orange County Fair

Outdoor Recreation in Orange

Four County Players

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Health Services/Emergency Services     
Health care services are provided by the Orange Family Physicians (affiliated with Martha Jefferson Hospital), University Physicians (affiliated with University of Virginia Health System), the Wilderness Medical Center 
(affiliated with Culpeper Regional Hospital),  the Gordonsville Health Center, and the R.S. LeGarde Health Center. No fewer than nine dentists' serve in the area. 

The Orange County Nursing Home provides care for 134 persons with an additional 34  bed assisted living wing. The Gordon  House, an assisted living   facility  in Gordonsville,  has 21 beds.
  

Regional hospital services are provided by Martha Jefferson Hospital and  University of Virginia Health System in  Charlottesville,  Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg and Culpeper Regional Hospital

Emergency services include 5 independent fire departments, consisting of between 150 and 200 volunteers, and over 25 modern fire fighting vehicles.  The Orange County Volunteer  Rescue Squad operates out of 3 locations.  The Emergency 911 System is operated by the Orange County Emergency Communications Center.

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Churches 
Orange County has over 30 churches, representing a wide variety of faiths.

Cultural  
Several major events and festivals are held annually in Orange County including  the Agricultural Fair, Somerset Steam and Gas Association's Pasture Party, Orange Street Festival,  Gordonsville Street Festival,  Orange County Fair,  Races at Montpelier, and  Montpelier Wine Festival. The Four County  Players offer a variety of plays, including the works of Shakespeare. Additionally, there are many local historical attractions in Orange County.

James Madison's Montpelier
James Madison Museum

Exchange Hotel
Civil War Battlefields
Germanna Memorial Visitors Center

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