Orange County Courthouse
Orange, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1937
Architect - C. H. Page & Brother
Photos: Robert Deering 11/14/2013
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1852

COUNTY NAMED FOR: An orange grove planted by early settlers at the mouth of the Sabine River.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Orange

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: The community of Orange was originally called Green's Bluff for Resin (or Reason), for a Sabine River boatman who arrived there sometime before 1830. The town was renamed Madison in 1840 in honor of President James Madison. It obtained a post office in 1850 and became the county seat upon the organization of Orange County. To avoid confusion with the community of Madisonville, the town was renamed again when it incorporated in 1858.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1853, 1884, 1937.

STANDING: One -1937 Modern courthouse built of brick, limestone, and marble, with a 1960 additions.

 
 
 
1884 Courthouse
 

1937 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 

1937 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974
 
 

 
           

 

 

Orange, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering 11/14/2013

 
Stark Museum of Art
 
Frances Ann Lutcher Theater
 
Heritage House Museum
 
Heritage Center
 
City Hall
 
W. H. Stark House
 
First Baptist Church
 
First Presbyterian Church
 
Orange Police Department