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ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS

Orange County Topics

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  • Orange County TX

    Orange County History

    Formed in 1852 from Jefferson County.
    Named for orange, the produce grown by early settlers.
    County seat: Orange - (from historical marker: "The early Orange economy was based on the lumber and shipbuilding industries. Led by prominent pioneer area lumbermen and aided by the advent of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad in 1876, Orange was recognized as the leader in East Texas sawmill activity by the 1880s. The deep water port and the availability of lumber made the city an ideal location for the shipbuilding industry, which reached its highest production levels during World Wars I and II..... Orange 's shipbuilding and petrochemical industries continue to make the city a leading commercial center in southeast Texas.")

    Orange County Courthouse
    Orange County  courthouse
    Orange County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Orange County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Orange
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    Orange Hotels
  • Bridge City
  • Gratis
  • Lemonville ghost town
  • Mauriceville
  • Orange County seat
  • Orangefield
  • Texla
  • Thorpe
  • Vidor

  • Orange County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Orange County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - Orange County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Orange County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - Orange County 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Orange County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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