Orange County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Orange County, Texas Facts
When was Orange County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 5, 1852 from Jefferson County.
What counties are adjacent to Orange County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Jasper County, Newton County, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Cameron Parish, Louisiana, Jefferson County (south & west), Hardin County.
Orange County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Orange County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Orange County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Orange County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.
- Texas, Orange County Birth Records 1838 – 1926
- Texas, Orange County Death Records 1852 – 1964
- Texas, Orange County Marriage Records 1852 – 1965
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Texas Birth Records 1927-2010
- Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
- Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
- Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 to 2008
- Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
- Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 to 2008
- Texas Death Records 1964-2010
- Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973
- Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
- Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986
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 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
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 Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 123 South 6th Street, Orange 77630
- Orange County Clerk
- Phone: (409) 882-7055
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1852
- Land Records: 1852
- Probate Records: 1852
- Court Records: 1852
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Orange County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1345, Orange, TX 77630
- Southeast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 3827, Beaumont 77704-3827
- Orange Co. Records Available on Microfilm (tsl.state.tx.us)
- Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927
- Texas Genealogical Society, 2505 Beluche Drive, Galveston 77551
Where can I connect with other Orange County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Orange County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Orange County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Orange County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Orange County.