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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Orange, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orange and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Orange:
    • 31.527668, -91.072604
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Orange
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Orange ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Orange.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Orange.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Jasper County
      • This Orange is located in Jasper County and lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Orange.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Franklin County
      • This Orange is located in Franklin County and lies 282 miles [453.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Orange.
    • California
      • Orange County
      • This Orange is located in Orange County and lies 1,560 miles [2,510.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Orange.
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Orange is located in New Haven County and lies 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Orange.
    • Florida
      • Liberty County
      • This Orange is located in Liberty County and lies 369 miles [593.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Orange.
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This Orange is located in Cherokee County and lies 433 miles [696.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Orange.
    • Illinois
      • Clark County
      • This Orange is located in Clark County and lies 560 miles [901.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Orange.
    • Indiana
      • Fayette County
      • This Orange is located in Fayette County and lies 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Orange.
    • Iowa
      • Black Hawk County
      • This Orange is located in Black Hawk County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the north of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Black Hawk County community of Orange.
    • Kansas
      • Norton County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Norton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norton County community of Orange.
      • Sheridan County
      • This community is historic and although located in Sheridan County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheridan County community of Orange.
      • Smith County
      • This community is historic and although located in Smith County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Orange.
    • Massachusetts
      • Franklin County
      • This Orange is located in Franklin County and lies 1,280 miles [2,060 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Orange.
    • Michigan
      • Ionia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Orange [Ionia County].
    • Missouri
      • Lawrence County
      • This Orange is located in Lawrence County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Orange.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Orange is located in Grafton County and lies 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Orange.
    • New Jersey
      • Essex County
      • This Orange is located in Essex County and lies 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Orange.
    • New Mexico
      • Dona Ana County
      • This Orange is located in Dona Ana County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the west of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dona Ana County community of Orange.
      • Otero County
      • Although located in Otero County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Orange.
    • North Carolina
      • Sampson County
      • This Orange is located in Sampson County and lies 764 miles [1,229.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sampson County community of Orange.
    • Ohio
      • Coshocton County
      • This Orange is located in Coshocton County and lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coshocton County community of Orange.
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Orange is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Orange.
      • Delaware County
      • This Orange is located in Delaware County and lies 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the north northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Orange.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Orange is located in Luzerne County and lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Orange.
    • Texas
      • Orange County
      • This Orange is located in Orange County and lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Orange.
    • Vermont
      • Orange County
      • This Orange is located in Orange County and lies 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Orange.
    • Virginia
      • Orange County
      • This Orange is located in Orange County and lies 867 miles [1,395.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Orange.
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Orange [Boone County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Burnett County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Orange [Burnett County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orange ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cadillac [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadillac
    • Cadillac [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadillac have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadillac
  • Flat Rock [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
  • Four Forks [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Forks
    • Four Forks [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Forks
  • Franklin [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Kirby [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
    • Leesdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesdale
      • Leesdale [Adams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesdale
    • Malcolm [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malcolm
      • Malcolm [Jefferson County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malcolm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • White Apple [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Apple
      • White Apple [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Apple have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Apple

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Orange. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor     (Musician)
    • Truman Van Dyke     (Actor, insurance)
      • Actor, insurance. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday November 15, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday May 6, 1984 at the age of 86. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Natchez is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke<5>
    • Spencer Williams, Jr.     (Actor)

How Far From Orange to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Orange to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Orange and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Meadville, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Orange to Meadville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,538 miles [12,131.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,414 miles [8,713 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Franklin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orange. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orange) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5277, Longitude: -91.0726       In this case, the coordinates for Orange have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Orange, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Orange could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Orange to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.11 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.841 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.38 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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