ORANGEVILLE, TEXAS. Orangeville is on Farm Road 151 ten miles southwest of Bonham in southwestern Fannin County. The area was settled in the summer of 1836 by Daniel Dugan, who was joined the next year by Samuel G. Washburn, Israel Gabrile, and Jonathan Anthony. This was one of the earliest settlements in the county. In 1858 a community was formally organized and received a post office. Within ten years the town had a population of 150 with twelve businesses, including a steam gristmill and a cotton gin. Orangeville by the 1870s had a general merchandise store, a blacksmith shop, a saloon, and a gristmill. It reached its peak during the 1890s, with a population of 175 and some eighteen businesses; by then the St. Louis Southwestern Railway had built through the community. Orangeville lost its post office in 1904, and by the mid-1930s it reported twenty-five people and one business. In 1990 it had an estimated twenty-three residents but reported no businesses.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, "Orangeville, TX," accessed January 21, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hno15.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.