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Orange County, California

92665, 92666, 92668, 92669

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Orange is approximately 127,600 (1999), 136416 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 38,018 (1990), 43367 (2010).
The amount of land area in Orange is 60.438 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Orange is 24 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.045 sq kilometers.
The distance from Orange to Washington DC is 2406 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 387 miles. (as the crow flies)
Orange is positioned 33.80 degrees north of the equator and 117.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Orange elevation is 187 feet above sea level.
The Orange city flower is the Rose.
The city tree is the Orange Tree.


In Orange County, south and east of Los Angeles
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History & History Related Items

In 1869, Alfred Chapman and Andrew Glassell, lawyers in this area, accepted 1,385 acres of land as payment of legal fees. The land was from the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. They began to lay out ten acre farm lots which fanned out from a central town square area. They called the center of town, the Plaza.

Originally known as Richland, it was renamed in 1875 for its orange trees.

Here is a good history page for Orange.
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The founding of Orange


The incorporation of Orange



Irvine Park Railroad
1/3 sacle replica of an 1863 C.P. Huntington locomotive that helped make the first intercontinental crossing.
Summer Hours Open Daily from 10Am-4:30Pm M-F 10Am - 5Pm Sat, Sun
Winter Hour Open Daily from 10Am-4Pm All Week

Chapman College (established 1861 in Los Angeles, relocated 1954), West Coast University Orange County Center (1963), and a community college are here
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Orange City Government

City of Orange

Orange City Clerk
300 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866-1508
Phone: 714-744-5500


County of Orange Harbors Beaches & Parks
13042 Old Myford Road
Orange, CA 92602
Phone: 714-973-6865
Learn about bike paths, nature trails, equestrian trails, lakes, fishing and more

Orange Chamber

Orange Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
307 E. Chapman
Orange, Ca 92866
Phone: 714-538-3581

Orange Organizations

Orange Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
307 E. Chapman
Orange, Ca 92866
Phone: 714-538-3581

Orange Libraries

Orange Public Library Online

Orange City Library
101 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866-1501
Phone: 714-288-2400

Orange City Library
740 E Taft Ave
Orange, CA 92865-4406
Phone: 714-288-2430

Orange City Library
350 S Hewes St
Orange, CA 92869-4059
Phone: 714-288-2450

Orange Public Library
101 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866-1501
Phone: 714-288-2471

Orange Schools

Orange Unified School District (OUSD)
1401 N. Handy Street
Orange, CA 92867
Phone: (714) 628-4000

Chapman University
333 N. Glassell
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 977-6815

Santiago Canyon College (SCC)
8045 E. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92869
Phone: (714) 628-4900 Orange


The population of Orange was:
1980 - 91,450
1990 - 110,658
1995 - 120,028
1999 - 127,600

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