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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:
    • 40.770282, -74.232496
    • 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.

Within New Jersey, the name Orange is unique.

Beyond New Jersey, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Franklin County
      • This Orange is located in Franklin County and lies 851 miles [1,369.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 2,419 miles [3,893 km]<1> to the west of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 71 miles [114.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 946 miles [1,522.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 712 miles [1,145.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 726 miles [1,168.4 km]<1> to the west of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the west of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 159 miles [255.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange that is located in Essex 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].
    • Mississippi
      • Franklin County
      • This Orange is located in Franklin County and lies 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Orange that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Orange.
      • Jasper County
      • This Orange is located in Jasper County and lies 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the west southwest of the Orange that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Orange.
    • Missouri
      • Lawrence County
      • This Orange is located in Lawrence County and lies 1,075 miles [1,730 km]<1> to the west of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 230 miles [370.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Orange that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Orange.
    • New Mexico
      • Dona Ana County
      • This Orange is located in Dona Ana County and lies 1,892 miles [3,044.9 km]<1> to the west of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 454 miles [730.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 392 miles [630.9 km]<1> to the west of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 379 miles [609.9 km] to the west of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 462 miles [743.5 km] to the west of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 1,317 miles [2,119.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 251 miles [403.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Orange that is located in Essex 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 270 miles [434.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Orange that is located in Essex 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.

  • Ampere [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ampere
    • Ampere [Essex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ampere have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ampere
  • Cedar Grove [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Crane Square [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Square
    • Crane Square [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Square have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Square
  • Franklin [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest 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
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    • Hillside [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Kingsland [Bergen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
      • Kingsland [Bergen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsland
    • Little Falls [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Passaic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Maplewood [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Essex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Meadow Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Village
      • Meadow Village [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Village
    • Milltown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
    • Nutley [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutley
      • Nutley [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutley
    • Roseville [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Short Hills [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Hills
      • Short Hills [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Hills
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Orange
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Unionburg [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionburg
      • Unionburg [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionburg
    • Wyoming [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyoming have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming

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 ...
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville (NJ) on March 23, 1885 (a Monday) and died in Normandy Beach (NJ) on February 27, 1961 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Belleville is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<5>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Born: Nelson Ahlgren Abraham
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (MI) on March 28, 1909 (a Sunday) and died in Long Island City (NY) on May 9, 1981 (a Saturday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<5>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (NY) on April 6, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Phoenix (AZ) on July 26, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<5>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Born: Ella Geisman
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (NY) on October 7, 1917 (a Sunday) and died in Ojai (CA) on July 8, 2006 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<5>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on September 1, 1889 (a Sunday) and died in Englewood (NJ) on October 26, 1981 (a Monday) at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<5>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
    • Elizabeth Arden     (Businesswoman)
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<5>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (NJ) on September 15, 1909 (a Wednesday) and died in Van Nuys (CA) on May 9, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<5>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)
    • Eleanor Audley     (Actress)
    • Lauren Bacall     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Born: Joan Betty Perske
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born on September 16, 1924 (a Tueday) and died in Manhattan (NY) on August 12, 2014 (a Tueday) at the age of 89. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manhattan is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lauren Bacall<5>

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 ...
    • Newark, which is the Seat of Essex County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Trenton, which is the State Capital of New Jersey, lies 46 miles [74 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Orange to Trenton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 197 miles [317 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,701 miles [9,174.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,408 miles [10,312.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,284 miles [6,894.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Find a Community within New Jersey

About Essex County

About New Jersey

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 Essex County: www.co.essex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrangeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7703, Longitude: -74.2325    
<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 306.072 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.673 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.737 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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