Orange is a city in Orange County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 18,595. It is the county seat of Orange County, and is the easternmost city in Texas. Located on the Sabine River at the border with Louisiana, Orange is 113 miles from Houston, and is part of the Beaumont−Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Founded in 1836, it is a deep-water port to the Gulf of Mexico.
Water tower in Orange, Texas
Location of Orange, Texas
|Coordinates: 30°6′33″N 93°45′33″W|
Orange is located at (30.109217, -93.759133).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.8 square miles (54 km2), of which, 20.1 square miles (52 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (3.32%) is water.
The City of Orange hosts several cultural and historical attractions. The Stark Museum of Art, houses one of the finest collections of 19th and 20th century Western American art and artifacts in the country. The collection focuses on the stunning land, dramatic people, and diverse wildlife of the American West. The Museum also holds a significant collection of American Indian art as well as collections of glass and porcelain, and rare books and manuscripts. The museum features the work of artists such as artist/naturalist John James Audubon,Paul Kane, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, and John Mix Stanley.
The W. H. Stark House is a careful restoration of an 1894 Victorian home, typical of a wealthy Southeast Texas family. The 15-room, three-storied structure with its many gables, galleries, and distinctive windowed turret, shows the influence of several architectural styles.
The First Presbyterian Church on Green Avenue is a strong example of the classic Greek Revival architecture. Completed in 1912, it was the first air-conditioned public building west of the Mississippi River and its dome is the only opalescent glass dome inside of the United States.
Orange Community Players is a non-profit community theater located across the street from the historic courthouse and walking distance to the new riverfront park. Enjoy Southeast Texas' brightest stars, powerful stage performances, and unforgettable evenings of entertainment. Orange Community Players brings the community together through performance, creativity, and a passion for the arts and artists of Southeast Texas.