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Adopted by TXGenWeb Orange County<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Shirley Cullum &amp; Elaine Stone  
 
Adopted by TXGenWeb Orange County<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Shirley Cullum &amp; Elaine Stone  
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The current Orange County Courthouse, built in 1937<ref>"3000 Persons Present for Orange County Courthouse Dedication," in the Port Arthur News, 19 Nov 1937</ref>, is the fourth courthouse to hold Orange County's offices and records.&nbsp; The first courthouse was built in 1853.&nbsp; The second courthouse, built in 1884 burned in 1898. The 1898 Courthouse was the county's third courthouse.  
 
The current Orange County Courthouse, built in 1937<ref>"3000 Persons Present for Orange County Courthouse Dedication," in the Port Arthur News, 19 Nov 1937</ref>, is the fourth courthouse to hold Orange County's offices and records.&nbsp; The first courthouse was built in 1853.&nbsp; The second courthouse, built in 1884 burned in 1898. The 1898 Courthouse was the county's third courthouse.  
  
Orange County Courthouse<br>801 W Division Ave <br>Orange, TX 77630-6353<br> (409) 670-0263<br>[http://www.co.orange.tx.us/ Orange County Government Website]  
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Orange County Courthouse<br>801 W Division Ave <br>Orange, TX 77630-6353<br>(409) 670-0263
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[http://www.co.orange.tx.us/ Orange County Government Website]  
  
 
[http://www.co.orange.tx.us/countyclerk/online_search.htm Orange County Clerk's Office Website]  
 
[http://www.co.orange.tx.us/countyclerk/online_search.htm Orange County Clerk's Office Website]  
  
''Inventory of the county archives of Texas&nbsp;: Orange County, no. 181.'' Inventory of records of Orange County housed in the Orange County Courthouse as of 1936-1937. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25261 Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
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''Inventory of the county archives of Texas: Orange County, no. 181.'' Inventory of records of Orange County housed in the Orange County Courthouse as of 1936-1937. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25261 Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
  
''Inventory of county records, Orange County courthouse, Orange, Texas,'' 1979. Inventory of records of Orange County housed in the Orange County Courthouse in Orange, Texas. Begins with an introduction and explanation of the roles of various county government offices. Describes the records of the Commissioners' Court, County Clerk, County Court, District Clerk, District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, County Treasurer, and Auditor. Also provides a list of Orange County records and an index. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25186 Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.<br>
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''Inventory of county records: Orange County Courthouse, Orange, Texas,'' 1979. Inventory of records of Orange County housed in the Orange County Courthouse in Orange, Texas; begins with an introduction and explanation of the roles of various county government offices. Inventory describes the records of the Commissioners' Court, County Clerk, County Court, District Clerk, District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, County Treasurer, and Auditor. Also provides a list of Orange County records and an index. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25186 Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1898'''--Orange County Courthouse, built in 1884, destroyed by fire, April 14, 1898.&nbsp; All county records were stored in a vault and were not harmed by the fire. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Orange, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1898 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17708/orange-tx-orange-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1898</ref>
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'''1898'''--Orange County Courthouse, built in 1884, destroyed by fire, April 14, 1898.&nbsp; All county records were stored in a vault and were not harmed by the fire. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Orange, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1898 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17708/orange-tx-orange-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1898</ref>  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
Bridge City | Orange | Pinehurst | Vidor | West Orange
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Bridge City | Orange | Pinehurst | Vidor | West Orange  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/landabs.html Orange County Land Title Abstracts] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/landabs.html Orange County Land Title Abstracts] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Local Histories ====
  
 
*''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.  
 
*''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.  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Births =====
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===== Births =====
  
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/births.html Orange County Births 1905-1925] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.<br>
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/births.html Orange County Births 1905-1925] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.<br>
  
===== Marriages =====
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===== Marriages =====
  
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/marriages/marriages.html Orange County Marriages 1951-1971] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.<br>
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/marriages/marriages.html Orange County Marriages 1951-1971] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.<br>
  
===== Deaths =====
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===== Deaths =====
  
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/deaths.html Orange County Deaths 1903-1984] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/deaths.html Orange County Deaths 1903-1984] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.  
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/cremations.html Orange County Cremations and Donations to Science] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txorange/cremations.html Orange County Cremations and Donations to Science] from the Orange County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
 
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txorange/ Orange County TXGenWeb site] history, information, lists, links and other Orange County information.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txorange/ Orange County TXGenWeb site] history, information, lists, links and other Orange County information.  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Orange|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Orange|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  

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County Courthouse

The current Orange County Courthouse, built in 1937[1], is the fourth courthouse to hold Orange County's offices and records.  The first courthouse was built in 1853.  The second courthouse, built in 1884 burned in 1898. The 1898 Courthouse was the county's third courthouse.

Orange County Courthouse
801 W Division Ave
Orange, TX 77630-6353
(409) 670-0263

Orange County Government Website

Orange County Clerk's Office Website

Inventory of the county archives of Texas: Orange County, no. 181. Inventory of records of Orange County housed in the Orange County Courthouse as of 1936-1937. Digital book online from The Portal to Texas History.

Inventory of county records: Orange County Courthouse, Orange, Texas, 1979. Inventory of records of Orange County housed in the Orange County Courthouse in Orange, Texas; begins with an introduction and explanation of the roles of various county government offices. Inventory describes the records of the Commissioners' Court, County Clerk, County Court, District Clerk, District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, County Treasurer, and Auditor. Also provides a list of Orange County records and an index. Digital book online from The Portal to Texas History.

History

Parent County

1852--Orange County was created 5 February 1852 from Jefferson County. County seat: Orange [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1898--Orange County Courthouse, built in 1884, destroyed by fire, April 14, 1898.  All county records were stored in a vault and were not harmed by the fire. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Bridge City | Orange | Pinehurst | Vidor | West Orange

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. "3000 Persons Present for Orange County Courthouse Dedication," in the Port Arthur News, 19 Nov 1937
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Orange, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1898 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17708/orange-tx-orange-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1898