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ORANGEVILLE, TEXAS

Fannin County, North Central Texas / East Texas

FM 151
About 11.5 miles SW of Bonham
Population: 23 (estimate 1990)

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Orangeville TX Road Sign
Approaching Orangeville
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

One of the earliest communitys in Fannin County, Orangeville dates from 1836 when it was founded by Daniel Dugan. Orangeville's big year came twenty years later when it was granted a post office. Shortly before 1860, Orangevilole reported a population of 150 residents served by 12 businesses.

In the 1870s, Orangeville had essential businesses for permanence, but it was still growing. It reached its peak (175) in the 1890s.

Although it had a railroad connection (the St. Louis Railroad), the community was just too close to Bonham for businesses to compete with those in the county seat. The population declined and the post office was discontinued in 1904. The population fell to just 25 people in the 1930s - about the same estimate given in 1990.
Orangeville TX Fannin County 1899 Postmark
Orangeville TX Fannin County 1899
Postcard cancelled with Orangeville TX 1899 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Orangeville, Texas
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