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    ORANGEDALE, TEXAS

    Bee County, South Texas
    FM 673
    About 3 Miles NW of Beeville
    Population: 000035 (2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Originally part of the Wangeman Ranch, Orangedale came into being around 1906 when the land was sub-divided into small farms. The word went out that citrus and other fruits could be grown with ease and the freshly-minted name of the community advertised the fact.

    Improvements to Orangedale were modest – and commercially didn’t extend beyond a store and gas station. At its peak Orangedale had two schools, but state mandated consolidation erased those.

    A Visit to Orangedale, Texas

    Photographer's Note:
    “There's a small group of residences along the road where the old townsite once was. Friendship Baptist Church about a mile north of the old townsite still serves the community.” - Will Beauchamp, Oct. 2009
    Orangedale TX - Friendship Baptist Church
    Friendship Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, October 2009
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    Entering Orangedale
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, October 2009
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    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, October 2009
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    Photo courtesy Sylvia Garcia-Smith, January 2012
    The Old Orangedale Texas Bridge
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