Introduction to Orange, Connecticut
Orange, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 4 miles W of West Haven, Connecticut and 62 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan area with.
The Paugusset, an Algonquian people, were the original inhabitants of this area before the English settled here. At that time, Orange was a part of the city of Milford, Connecticut. But as the population increased rapidly, a separate town was formed in 1822. The community was named in honor of King William III of England, 'The Prince of Orange.' Orange and West Haven were separated in 1921, and this left Orange with a rural community. However, the post-war years witnessed a rapid suburbanization of the town.
Orange and nearby Attractions
- Yale Center for British Art
- Eli Whitney Gun Factory
- Otis House
- Temple Emanuel Library
- Indian Lake
- Orange Center Historic District
Things To Do In Orange
The Yale University Art Gallery showcases collections of famous artists like Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet. The Beardsley Zoological Gardens, Captain's Cove Seaport and Pardee Rose Garden are among the popular tourist spots near the town of Orange. There are also quite a few lakes and brooks around the town that offer opportunities to indulge in water sports.
Facilities for air transportation are provided by the Tweed-New Haven Airport.
Orange Higher Education
The University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College and Yale University are nearby.