Orange is located 100 miles east of Houston, between Beaumont and the Louisiana state line on I-10 and Hwy 87. The seat of Orange County, it lies at the junction of the Sabine River and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway above Sabine Lake.
As the state's oil-based economy declined in the 1980s, the city's shipyards and oil industry complex experienced major strikes and layoffs. In 1990 the population of Orange numbered 22,525. At that time a total of 431 businesses were reported.
The town's W.H. Stark House, Lutcher Memorial Church Building, and Sims House are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Orange is part of the Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas metro area.
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Highways, Byways, and Scenic Drives Chemical Row |
Transportation Orange County Airport |
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05/26 Coming to The area
Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland TX April5-7 Great crawfish, food, music, and fun.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute TX July25-27 Many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.