Orange County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Orange County, Texas (Map It) was created on February 5, 1852 from Jefferson County. This county was named for an orange grove planted by early settlers at the mouth of the Sabine River.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Orange County is bordered by Jasper County (north), Newton County (north), Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (east), Cameron Parish, Louisiana (southeast), Jefferson County (south & west), Hardin County (northwest).

Orange County Cities and Towns include Bridge City, Orange, Pine Forest, Pinehurst, Rose City, Vidor, West Orange.. A Map of Orange County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Orange County, Texas Courthouse Records

Orange County, Texas Courthouse
Orange County, TX Courthouse

The Orange County Courthouse is located in Orange, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Orange county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Courthouse, built in 1884, destroyed by fire, April 14, 1898.  All county records were stored in a vault and were not harmed by the fire.

  • Orange County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1852, Land Records from 1852, Probate Records from 1852 and Court Records from 1852. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
  • Orange County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Orange County, Texas Census Records

Orange County, Texas Vital Records

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