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A History of Orange County, Virginia

By W. W. Scott
State Law Librarian, Member of the State Historical Society,
and for ten years State Librarian of Virginia

From its Formation in 1734 ( O. S.) to the end of Reconstruction in 1870; compiled mainly from Original Records
With a Brief Sketch of the Beginnings of Virginia, a Summary of Local Events to 1907, and a Map.


Historians ought to be precise, faithful, and unprejudiced; and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should make them swerve from the way of truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depositary of great actions, witness of the past, example to the present, and monitor to the future. -Cervartes.

– praecipuum munus annalium reor, ne virtutes sileantur, utque pravis dictis factisque ex posteritate et infamia metus sit,Taciteis, Annales 111. 65.