The City of Orange

The City of Orange (HM2E4V)

Location: Orange, TX 77630 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 5.579', W 93° 44.221'

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The first known settlers in what is now the City of Orange were John and Elizabeth Harmon, who arrived in 1828 with their three children. Known first as Green's Bluff, the small farming community that developed along a bend in the Sabine River was selected as the seat of government when Orange County was created in 1852. The town was called Madison from 1852 until 1858, when the name Orange was adopted.

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.

For many years the City of Orange has maintained a full range of services for its citizens. Public schools have operated since the 1880s and electricity was instituted in 1890. Orange's shipbuilding and petrochemical industries continue to make the city a leading commercial center in southeast Texas.
HM NumberHM2E4V
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 428981 N 3329317
Decimal Degrees30.09298333, -93.73701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 5.579', W 93° 44.221'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 5' 34.74" N, 93° 44' 13.26" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 803 Green Ave, Orange TX 77630, US
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