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Orange County, Texas
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Orange County, Texas Facts

When was Orange County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 5, 1852 from Jefferson County.

What is the County Seat of Orange County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Orange also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Orange County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Jasper CountyNewton CountyCalcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Cameron Parish, Louisiana, Jefferson County (south & west), Hardin County.

Orange County, TX Census Records

What Orange County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Orange County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Orange Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Orange Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Orange Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Orange County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Orange County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Orange County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Orange County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Orange County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Orange County, TX?
A list of Orange County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Orange County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Orange County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Orange County.

Orange Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Orange Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Orange Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Orange Co. TX General and History Websites

Orange Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Orange Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Orange Co. TX Military Records