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Orange County History


If you a have an article about Orange County or its history, or a photo of an event in Orange County's past and would like to share it with us we will gladly post it on these pages. Please contact me and we will figure out the how-to's. Thanks.

Orange County Firefighters of the Past.
Orange Leader 1985


A & M Mothers' Club
American Columbus Society
Bridge City Chamber of Commerce
City of Orange Police Department
CSS Josiah H. Bell Confederate gunboat in Orange County
Demise of Bigtooth
Early Settlers
The Hanging Tree
Madisonville Lodge
Henry J. Lutcher Orange County sawmill history
Orange Fire Department History
Orange, TX the beginning
Order of Confederate Rose
Order of the Eastern Star
Rainbow Bridge Orange County on the move
Robert B. Russell Veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto
Early Sawmills Spawned Iron Works
Sacred Heart Hospital
Steamboat Florilda
Unusual Incidents in the Orange County Sheriff's Office 1852-1892
U.S.S. Orleck
War of 1856 an Orange County racial disruption
William Diamond Chapter DAR
William Smith
Woodbine Rebekah Lodge
History in Photos a unique look at Orange County
History of Orange County from The Handbook of Texas Online

Orange County Ghost Towns and Their History

Lemonville, TX
Terry, TX

Orange County Sawmills and Their History

Antebellum Orange County Sawmills
From W. T. Block, "East Texas Mill Towns and Ghost Towns, Vol I, pp. 245-297, ed 1994, Piney Woods Foundation, Lufkin, TX.
(This article has been divided into sections to correspond with the individual titles in this section with a summary and endnotes in the last selection.)

Part B - The Alexander Gilmer Lumber Mills
Part C - The D. R. Wingate Lumber Company
Part D - The A. K. Norris Sawmill
Part E - The Lutcher and Moore Lumber Company
Part F - The Russell and Son Shingle Company
Part G - The Josiah Jordan Shingle Mill
Part H - The Thomas Bancroft and Sons Mills
Part I - Kirby Lumber Company's "Mill D" at Orange
Part J - The Leopold Miller Lumber Interests
Part K - The Miller-Link Lumber Company
Part L - The Orange Lumber Company
Part M - Sawmills and Logging Elsewhere in Orange County
Part N - The A. E. Smith Mills and The Miller-Vidor Lumber Company
Part O - Summary and Footnotes

Many thanks to W. T. Block for allowing us to use his many articles on Orange County History on these pages.