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Welcome to Orange ...

Orange is located in New Haven County<1>.

The location of Orange has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Orange refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Orangeite<3>

Orange is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Orange lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Orange: (203) & (475)<5>

The ZIP code for Orange: 06477<6>

Websites for Orange ...

Official Website: www.orange-ct.gov/

Adding Orange to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Orange in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Orange elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Orange on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Orange ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Orange - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Orange.

Communities near Orange ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Orange.

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Orange
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<8>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Orange
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the east of Orange
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<8>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Orange
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Orange
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<8>
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Orange
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
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      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Orange
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hamden [New Haven County]
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      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Orange
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • Milford [New Haven County]
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      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Orange
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
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      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<7> to the east of Orange
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Haven<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Orange. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Orange.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orange. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Orange.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orange. See our Newspapers Page for Orange.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orange ...

Looking for more information about Orange? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Orange, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Orange.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Orange: www.orange-ct.gov/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New Haven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Orange refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Orange may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orange - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Orange). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Orange or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orange) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Orange. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orange

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2784, Longitude: -73.0257       In this case, the coordinates for Orange have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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