City of Orange, California, USA
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Orange, California, Websites
City of Orange, CA - Official city site.
County Of Orange - Orange County, California - County Government Online The official homepage of the County of Orange.
John Wayne Airport (SNA), Orange County,California John Wayne Airport (SNA), owned and operated by the County of Orange.
Chapman University - Site Home A comprehensive university built around a liberal arts core offering traditional undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on our main campus in Orange, California.
Orange, California, Information
The City of Orange, California with a present population estimated at 134,500, is situated in central Orange County, approximately 32 miles (53 km) southeast of Los Angeles. The City’s land area is 24 square miles, with a "sphere of influence" area of 55 square miles.
The City of Orange was incorporated in 1888. However, Orange dates back to 1869 when Alfred Chapman and Andrew Glassell, both lawyers, accepted 1,385 acres of land from the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana as legal fees. Soon thereafter, the men laid out a one square mile town with ten-acre farm lots surrounding a forty acre central town site. The centre of the town site became known as the Plaza, which has become the symbol of the community. Today, the Plaza and the original one square mile town site contain many homes and buildings dating to the early days of the City and the site is registered on the National Historic Register.