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Coleman Lumber Co., General Shale, Glass Dynamics Inc., Intertrans Carrier Co., Liberty Fabrics, MSAG Data Consultants Inc., Specialty Weavers and Technology Service Group. presidents were born in Orange County: Zachary Taylor and James Madison.
During the past decade, it also has been one of the states fastest growing counties, largely because of its location along Interstate 95 midway between metropolitan Washington and Richmond.Also the Spotsylvania Vocational Center serves students from all high schools.Enrollment was 16,580 at the end of the 1997-98 school year. Occupations: As of December 1996, 19469 people worked in Spotsylvania, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. There were 2,004 jobs in the manufacturing industry and 298 in health services.Occupations: Agriculture, including both beef and dairy operations, is the largest industry.Some work in light industry; others commute to Northern Virginia and Charlottesville. Major businesses or industries: American Press, American Woodwork, Ridged Products, Virginia Metal Industries, Atlantic Research Corp., Battlefield Farms Inc., Central Virginia Newspapers Inc., Robber S.The County Courthouse on Main Street, a historical site, is being completely renovated. Main St., with a mailing address of Box 37, Louisa, VA 23093.
The courthouse was designed by Thomas Jefferson and should make a nice tourist attraction once work is completed. Towns and Communities: Orange County includes two incorporated towns, Orange and Gordonsville along with communities at Locust Grove, Lahore, Mine Run, Nasons, Unionville, Rhoadesville, Somerset, Barboursville, Rapidan and Lake of the Woods, a large planned community in the county's eastern corner.
Hundreds of acres there are slated for industrial development.
General Products Co., which manufactures doors at a plant near Hamilton's Crossing, is one of the country's largest industrial employers, as is the GM Powertrain plant.
The county is bounded by Fredericksburg and Stafford County to the north, Orange and Culpeper counties to the west, Louisa and Hanover counties to the south and Caroline County to the east.
Towns and Communities: There are no incorporated towns in Spotsylvania, but a number of communities have developed over the years.
County residents also work in lumbering, farming and light industry.