Orange County, New York
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Orange County History

The county was first created in 1683 and reorganized with its present boundaries in 1798.
The county seat is Goshen.

Orange County was officially established on November 1, 1683, when the Province of New York was divided into twelve counties. Each of these was named to honor a member of the British royal family, and Orange County took its name from the Prince of Orange, who subsequently became King William III of England. As originally defined, Orange County included only the southern part of its present-day territory, plus all of present-day Rockland County further south. The northern part of the present-day county, beyond Moodna Creek, was then a part of neighbouring Ulster County.

County Seat: Goshen
Year Organized: 1683
Square Miles: 816

Courthouse Info:
County Government Center
255-275 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924-1621

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Orange County Data

Birth Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

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School Records

Website Updates:
July 2017:  obit for BYRNE.  Marriage notices for COX-SAYER, HOOKER-BEDELL, WITSCHIEF-FARNUM
July 2016:  obits for ROSCH, ODELL.  Slavery news re:  PRIME, ROCKWILL.  Probate record for CARSON
May 2015: Fire news story from 1830




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Surrounding Counties
Ulster County – north
Dutchess County – northeast
Putnam County - east
Rockland County – southeast
Sullivan County – northwest

Passaic County, New Jersey - southeast
Sussex County, New Jersey - south
Pike County, Pennsylvania – southwest

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