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Orange Grove, Texas

Orange Grove is located in Jim Wells County. The townsite was part of the Ventana Ranch. In 1889 when the railroad reached the area, ranch owners donated land to the railroad for a stop on the ranch. In 1908, 2,500 acres of land were cut from the ranch lands for the development of the town. A large portion of the land was sold to German settlers from other predominantly German Texas towns. Orange Grove was named for the growing citrus industry in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

Today, prime farms and ranching facilities sustain the economy. Year-round hunting opportunities abound in the area. Nearby lakes and the Texas coast provide excellent boating and fishing facilities.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Orange Grove Area Museum

Historic artifacts and other memorabilia recall the history and German influence in the area. Exhibits include a replica of an early dry good store, the old post office front from the 1920s, and one of the first pianos to arrive in the area in the early 1800s. (It has only 85 keys.)

Orange Grove, TX Museums

Things to do near Orange Grove, TX

Courthouse Museum

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Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisma Concepcion

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Olmos Basin Golf Course

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International Racetrack Association

Drag racing every other Sat. Feb. - Nov. Nine miles north on U.S. 281; adjacent to Edinburg airport. ...