Introduction to Orange, New Jersey
Orange, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 1 mile W of East Orange, New Jersey and 4 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area. Orange contains a population of approximately 32,868.
Orange has origins in Connecticut's New Haven Colony and was initially a part of Newark city. It was incorporated as a township on November 27, 1806 but was later reincorporated as a city. The region had an abundant growth of hemlock trees, and an ideal supply of tannic acid which soon led to a flourishing tanning industry, and boot and shoemaking factories. Since Orange was situated on the Newark and Mount-Pleasant Turnpike, it became a busy thoroughway for travelers. The Morris and Essex Railroad made its arrival in November 1836, and in 1837, the first steam locomotive appeared.
Orange and nearby Attractions
- Highland Avenue Station
- New Jersey Performing Arts Center
- First Fellowship Cathedral
- Saint Johns Cemetery
- Orange Park
- Weequahic Park Golf Course
Things To Do In Orange
The town of Orange is situated ideally so it can provide travelers easy access to the various sights and attractions of the city of New York. One can visit the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and also the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center hosts shows including high quality acoustics. There are numerous churches dotting the streets of this town. There are two golf courses nearby, the Weequahic Park Golf Course and the Craig Golf Course.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Orange Higher Education
Seton Hall University is nearby.