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Orange County New York Genealogy and History

Founded: November 1, 1683

Named for: William III of Orange

County Seat: Goshen

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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.

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Orange County Clerk
Parry Building
4 Glenmere Cove Road
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: (845) 291-2690

Genealogical and Historical Societies

Orange County Genealogical Society
Historic 1841 Court House
101 Main Street
Goshen, New York 10924

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