Culpeper County, Virginia, Lord Thomas Culpeper, Orange County, Virginia

The Founding Of Culpeper County, Virginia

Painting of Lord Thomas Culpeper.

In 1749, Culpeper County, Virginia was from part of Orange County, Virginia by a decree from the Virginia legislature. Culpeper County is named after Lord Thomas Culpeper, the Colonial Governor of Virginia, whom served from 1680 to 1683.

In present day, a series of historical markers show the history of Culpeper County.

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