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


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