Orange, Georgia

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Orange, (Cherokee) Georgia was an unincorporated community located in western Cherokee County between the communities of Macedonia and Lathemtown in the U.S. state of Georgia. Orange was the second community in Cherokee County upon the county's inception in 1832.[1] This community was at its height during the later portion of the 18th century due to its location on the main highway into Forsyth County. It had a post office, a general store, and Orange United Methodist,[2] one of the first churches in Cherokee. In 1909, the church moved 3 miles east into the community of Lathemtown, where a new general store had opened three years before. Soon, the general store and post office in Orange would close. Today, the Orange community no longer exists as the younger communities of Macedonia and Lathemtown have enveloped most of Orange's area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marlin, "The History of Cherokee County", 1997. "Fernandina Beach, FL: Wolfe Publishing", 45-46
  2. ^ Cissel, "Living, Laughing, and Loving in Old Lathemtown: A Collection of Oral Histories of Lathemtown, Free Home, and Orange, GA", 2008. "Canton:Orange United Methodist Women", 35-36.

Coordinates: 34°15′20″N 84°20′29″W / 34.25556°N 84.34139°W / 34.25556; -84.34139