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*''Gateway to Texas: the History of Orange and Orange County,'' 1988, by Howard C. Williams. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39146/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hco03 Orange County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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County Courthouse


Parent County

1852--Orange County was created 5 February 1852 from Jefferson County. County seat: Orange [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1898--Orange County Courthouse destroyed by fire, April 14, 1898.  All county records were stored in a vault and were not harmed by the fire. [2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site





Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. GenDisasters.com - Orange, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1898 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17708/orange-tx-orange-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1898