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Orange

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Orange
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
40
Year Established:
1804
Year Incorporated:
1822
Form of Government:
Selectmen - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Orange Town Hall
617 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 891-4730
M-F 8:30-4:30
Web Address:
www.orange-ct.gov/

History Brief:
On 15 February 1639, five men from New Haven purchased a tract from the Paugassetts that covered nearly all the later towns of Orange, Milford and part of Woodbridge. Settlers from Milford established the Bryan's Farms settlement in the northeast in the years shortly after 1700. In 1804 the ecclesiastical society of North Milford was chartered. In May 1822, the two Parishes of North Milford and the West Farmers in New Haven were united to form the town of Orange, named for William III, Prince of Orange. What is now the City of West Haven was incorporated as a borough in 1873 and then set off as a separate town in 1921. Town vital records begin 1921; previous records are in the Town of West Haven. Barbour collection records cover 1822-1850.
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Bryan's Farm

Name:North Milford
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Milford
 
Population (6)
Year:1830
Population:1341

Year:1850
Population:1476

Year:1900
Population:6995

Year:1950
Population:3032

Year:2000
Population:13233

Year:2010
Population:13956
 
Founding Families (1)
Surname:Bryan
 
Cemeteries (2)
Name:Congregation Beth El of Ansonia Cemetery
Location:Derby-Milford RD, near Turkey Hill Brook
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1975939&CScn=hebrew&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=30

Name:Orange Cemetery
Location:W side Orange Center RD across from Schoolhouse LN
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103563
 
Churches (5)
Name:Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Location:680 Racebrook RD
Website:www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org/

Name:Harbour Light Baptist Church
Location:380 Boston Post RD
Website:harbourlightbaptistchurch.org/meadow/

Name:Holy Infant Church, Roman Catholic
Location:450 Racebrook RD
Website:holyinfantorange.org/

Name:Orange Congregational Church UCC
Location:205 Meeting House LN
Website:www.orangecongregationalchurch.org/

Name:St Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Location:480 Racebrook RD
Website:saintbarbara.org/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:The Bryan-Andrew House
Location:131 Old Tavern RD
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Orange Town News
Type:Contemporary
Location:653 Orange Center RD
Website:orangetownnews.com/

Name:The Orange Times
Type:Contemporary
Website:theorangetimes.com/index1.htm
 
Schools (5)
Name:Mary L. Tracy School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:650 Schoolhouse LN
Website:www.oess.org/our-schools/mary-tracy

Name:Peck Place School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:500 Peck Lane
Website:www.oess.org/our-schools/peck-place

Name:Race Brook School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:107 Grannis RD
Website:www.oess.org/our-schools/race-brook

Name:Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:261 Derby AV
Website:www.schacademy.org/

Name:Turkey Hill School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:441 Turkey Hill RD
Website:www.oess.org/our-schools/turkey-hill
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Case Memorial Library
Type:Current
Location:176 Tyler City Road
Website:orange.lioninc.org/
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:History of Orange, North Milford, Connecticut 1639-1949
Author:Woodruff, Mary Rebecca
Date Published:1949
Publisher:Town of Orange
Description:177 p
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Orange Historical Society
Contact Data:P. O. Box 784, Orange, CT 06477
Notes:www.orangehistory.org/

Name:Virginia Reinhard
Contact Data:769 Deer Run Lane
Orange, CT 06477
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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