The Town of Orange was chartered August 11, 1781. Located in the N.W. Corner of Orange County, the town is bounded S. by Washington and Corinth; E. by Topsham, N. by Groton, Harris & Goshen Gores and Plainfield, and W. by Barre.
Orange was “largely a farming town,” when the “top population was reached in 1830 with about 1000 people and over 5000 sheep grazing on the hillsides.” The population in the 2000 census was 951. The tallest peaks in town are Knox Mt. and Butterfield Mt. both over 3000 feet tall. It was assumed that both mountains were named after the early settlers living in town.
Sources: “Vermont Historical Gazetteer” published by Miss A. M. Hemenway; “Vermont Place-Names” author Esther Munroe Swift.
The Town Clerk’s Office is located at 392 US RT 302.
The office hours are 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. – 4:00P.M. Monday – Friday.
The Town Clerk/Treasurer is Kathie Felch 479-2673.
The mailing address is P.O. Box 233 East Barre, Vermont 05649.
Lee Youngman is the Assistant Town Clerk/Treasurer. Email: email@example.com