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 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.
Major businesses and industries: Spotsylvania's industrial center is the Lee Hill Industrial Park and Spotsylvania Industrial Park on Tidewater Trail (Routes 2 and 17).
There are other large industrial parks on the south side of the US 17 Bypass, including 95 Commerce Place and the RF&P Corp.'s Crossroads Industrial Park.
Some of them include: the Courthouse, Snell and Post Oak along State Route 208; Chancellorsville and Elys Ford areas in the vicinity of State Route 3; the Four Mile Fork area on U. 1; the Paytes area along the Spotsylvania-Orange county line; and the Goshen Church and Todds Tavern areas off State Route 612.
Public Schools: There are 14 elementary schools (K-5), five middle schools (6-8) and four high schools.
Major Issues: The mid- and late 1980's saw Lake Anna become a favorite recreational destination for Washington-area residents, while retirees continued to build homes around the waterfront.
History: Spotsylvania was formed in 1721 from a merger of Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties, and was named after former Gov. Spotsylvania is probably best known for several major Civil War battles fought on its soil, including one of the bloodiest of the war, the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse.
Government Offices: The Courthouse area, where State Routes 208 and 613 intersect, is the county seat.
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.