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ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS

30 7' 48" N, 93 53' 24" W (30.13, -93.89)
Population: 84,964 est. (2016) 81,837 (2010)
Total area: 380 square miles (980 km2)
334 square miles (870 km2) land
46 square miles (120 km2) water

Orange County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Orange County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Jasper County (N) Newton County (N) Hardin County (NW) Jefferson County (W) Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (E) Cameron Parish, Louisiana (SE)

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

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