Orange, Indiana

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Orange
Unincorporated community
Orange is located in Indiana
Orange
Orange
Coordinates: 39°35′03″N 85°17′57″W / 39.58417°N 85.29917°W / 39.58417; -85.29917Coordinates: 39°35′03″N 85°17′57″W / 39.58417°N 85.29917°W / 39.58417; -85.29917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fayette
Township Orange
Elevation[1] 1,099 ft (335 m)
ZIP code 46133
FIPS code 18-56718[2]
GNIS feature ID 440676

Orange is an unincorporated community in Orange Township, Fayette County, Indiana. In the town there is a very small elementary school that will be closing down after the 2010-2011 school year. The town has a population of less than 150 people.

History[edit]

Orange was platted in 1824.[3] It took its name from Orange Township.[4] A post office was established at Orange in 1826, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1908.[5]

Geography[edit]

Orange is located at 39°35′03″N 85°17′57″W / 39.58417°N 85.29917°W / 39.58417; -85.29917.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Barrows, Frederic Irving (1917). History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Bowen, B. F. p. 260. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 252. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...called Orange, for the township in which it was located..." 
  5. ^ "Fayette County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 September 2014.