Place:Orange, New York, United States

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NameOrange
Alt namesOrangesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.417°N 74.317°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1683 - )
See alsoRockland, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Cemetery
Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery
Brick Church Cemetery (new)
Goodwill Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Ridgeberry Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery
Rural Valley Cemetery
Wallkill Cemetery
Warwick Cemetery
Census-designated place
Balmville
Beaverdam Lake-Salisbury Mills
Central Valley
Firthcliffe
Fort Montgomery
Gardnertown
Highland Mills
Mechanicstown
Orange Lake
Scotchtown
Vails Gate
Walton Park
Washington Heights
Woodbury
Inhabited place
Allard Corners
Amity
Arden
Baileyville
Barleytown
Bellvale
Berea
Big Island
Blooming Grove
Bullville
Burnside
Bushville
Cahoonzie
Campbell Hall Junction
Campbell Hall
Cedar Cliff
Chester (town)
Chester
Circleville
Coldenham
Collabar
Cornwall Landing
Cornwall on Hudson
Cornwall
Craigville
Crawford
Cronomer Valley
Crystal Run
Cuddebackville
Deerpark
Denniston
Denton
Durland
Durlandville
Dutch Hollow
Eagle Valley
East Middletown
East Walden
Eden
Edenville
Fair Oaks
Farmingdale
Finchville
Finnegans Corners
Firthcliffe Heights
Florida
Fort Putnam
Fostertown
Gardnerville
Girarde
Glenwood Park
Godeffroy
Goshen (town)
Goshen
Greenville
Greenwood Lake
Guymard
Hamptonburgh
Harriman
Haverstraw
Highland Falls
Highlands
Howell
Howells
Huguenot
Indian Hill
Indian Park
Johnson
Kaisertown
Kipps
Kiryas Joel
Lagrange
Lake Osiris Colony
Lake
Lakeville
Lebanon
Leptondale
Little Britain
Logtown
Marycrest
Maybrook
Meadowbrook
Michigan Corners
Middle Hope
Middletown
Milburn
Millsburg
Minisink
Monroe (town)
Monroe
Montgomery (town)
Montgomery
Morrison Heights
Mount Hope
Mountain House
Mountain Lodge
Mountainville
Myers Grove
Neelytown
New Hampton
New Milford
New Vernon
New Windsor
Newburgh (town)
Newburgh Junction
Newburgh
Newport
North Dock
Orrs Mill
Otisville
Otter Kill
Oxford
Paradise
Pellets Island
Phillipsburg
Pine Bush
Pine Island
Port Jervis
Prospect Hill
Randelville
Ridgebury
Rio
Rock Tavern
Rockville
Rocky Hill
Roses Point
Roseton
Rossville
Saint Andrew
Salisbury Mills
Savilton
Scotts Corner
Searsville
Shin Hollow
Slate Hill
Smiths Clove
Snufftown
South Centerville
Southfields
Sparrow Bush
Sterling Forest
Stony Ford
Sugar Loaf
Thompson Ridge
Tristates
Tuxedo Park
Tuxedo
Unionville
Vails Gate Junction
Van Burenville
Van Keuren
Walden
Wallkill
Warwick (town)
Warwick
Washingtonville
Waterloo Mills
Wawayanda
West Cornwall
West Point
Westtown
Wilcox
Wisner
Unknown
Graham
Greycourt
Johnson City
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 372,813. The county seat is Goshen. This county was first created in 1683 and reorganized with its present boundaries in 1798.

Orange County is included in the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is in the state's Mid-Hudson Region of the Hudson Valley.

The County Executive is Steve Neuhaus.

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History

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Orange County was officially established on November 1, 1683, when the Province of New York was divided into twelve counties. Each of these was named to honor member of the British royal family, and Orange County took its name from the Prince of Orange, who subsequently became King William III of England. As originally defined, Orange County included only the southern part of its present-day territory, plus all of present-day Rockland County further south. The northern part of the present-day county, beyond Moodna Creek, was then a part of neighbouring Ulster County.

At that date, the only European inhabitants of the area were a handful of Dutch colonists in present-day Rockland County, and the area of modern Orange County was entirely occupied by the native Munsee people. Due to its relatively small population, the original Orange County was not fully independent and was administered by New York County.

The first European settlers in the area of the present-day county arrived in 1685. They were a party of around twenty-five families from Scotland, led by David Toshach, the Laird of Monzievaird, and his brother-in-law Major Patrick McGregor, a former officer of the French Army. They settled in the Hudson Highlands at the place where the Moodna Creek enters the Hudson River, now known as New Windsor. In 1709, a group of refugees from Germany settled at Newburgh. A group of Dutch and English settlers arrived at Goshen in 1712.

In 1798, after the American Revolutionary War, the boundaries of Orange County changed. Its southern corner was used to create the new Rockland County, and in exchange, an area to the north of the Moodna Creek was added, which had previously been in Ulster County. This caused a reorganization of the local administration, as the original county seat had been fixed at Orangetown in 1703, but this was now in Rockland County. Duties were subsequently shared between Goshen, which had been the center of government for the northern part of Orange County, and Newburgh which played a similar role in the area transferred from Ulster County. The county court was established in 1801, and Goshen eventually became the sole county seat in 1970.

Due to a boundary dispute between New York and New Jersey, the boundaries of many of the southern towns of the county were not definitively established until the 19th century.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1683 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1703 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 18,492
1800 29,355
1810 34,347
1820 41,213
1830 45,366
1840 50,739
1850 57,145
1860 63,812
1870 80,902
1880 88,220
1890 97,859
1900 103,859
1910 116,001
1920 119,844
1930 130,383
1940 140,113
1950 152,255
1960 183,734
1970 221,657
1980 259,603
1990 307,647

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Orange County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nyorange/


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