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Welcome to Orange County ...

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

The community of Hillsborough is the Seat for Orange County.

Orange County was founded in 1752. Orange was created by taking area from Bladen, Granville and Johnston Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Orange had a population of 148,192 people. This is an increase of 10.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 133,801 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Orange represented 1.4% of the total population of North Carolina.

Below are some of the communities located in Orange County:

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<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>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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This page was last modified/updated: 01 Feb 2023