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Welcome to West Orange ...

West Orange is located in Essex County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Orange: W. Orange

West Orange is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for West Orange: (973) & (862)<3>

The ZIP code for West Orange: 07052<4>

Communities Also Named West Orange ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named West Orange - they are located in California, Massachusetts and Texas.

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

Communities near West Orange ...

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

  • New York [Kings County]
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    • New York [Kings County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of West Orange
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
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    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of West Orange
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of West Orange
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of West Orange
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
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      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of West Orange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
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      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of West Orange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of West Orange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
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      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of West Orange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Union City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of West Orange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Bayonne [Hudson County]
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      • Bayonne [Hudson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of West Orange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayonne

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 West Orange. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Orange.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West 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 West Orange.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Orange ...

Looking for more information about West 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Orange, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Orange.

Adding West Orange to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West 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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Orange was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Orange on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Jersey

About Essex County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West 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>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Orange - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<4>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 West Orange). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Orange or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West 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 West Orange. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West OrangeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Orange. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7985, Longitude: -74.2393    
<6>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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