Where is Orange County?

Where is Orange County?

Orange County is situated in the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont region of Virginia, not far from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Orange County is 72 miles from the state capital of Richmond, 85 miles from the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, 160 miles from the port city of Norfolk, and 25 miles from Charlottesville, home of Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia.

Nearest Interstate Access Points

  • I-64: 12 miles from Gordonsville along U.S. Route 15 South
  • I-66: 54 miles from Orange along U.S. Route 15 north to U.S. Route 29 North
  • I-81: 50 miles from Gordonsville along U.S. Route 33 West
  • I-95: 14 miles from Lake of the Woods/Wilderness along State Primary Route 3 East


There are two incorporated towns and a planned residential community within Orange County. The Towns of Orange and Gordonsville are the main centers of commercial and industrial activity, while Lake of the Woods offers a private residential setting with recreation and open space areas. In addition, several properties adjacent to Lake of the Woods in the Route 3 corridor (Wilderness/Germanna area) are planned for future office/commercial growth. Go to the official website for the Town of Orange or the Town of Gordonsville.

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