The Resource Orange County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds

Orange County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds

Label
Orange County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds, 1752-1900
Title
Orange County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Inclusive dates
1752-1900
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Orange County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds, 1752-1900. The materials consist of reports, bills, proposals, orders and correspondence related to the courthouse, clerk's office, jail and other county facilities. Included are bills, correspondence, and orders for repairs; a petition for a workhouse (1807); jail inspectors' reports; a broadside for the sale of the clerk's office lot (1894); and a reciept for an engraving of the marble medallion bust of James Madison by Giuseppe Ceracchi
  • Of note is a small drawing of the proposed jail, 1813, along with specifications. The plan describes a two-story structure with a central staircase and gabled roof. The drawing shows thick brick walls and describes the dimensions of each room and the overall structure. Also included are reports, orders, and accounts relative to the construction
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Described
Biographical or historical data
Orange County, according to most accounts, was named for William of Orange, the Dutch prince who became William III of England in 1688. It is more probable, however, that the name honored William IV, prince of Orange-Nassau, who married Anne, eldest daughter of George II, in 1734-the year Orange County was formed from Spotsylvania County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Orange County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Orange County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Orange County Circuit Court
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001632413
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu ft.

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