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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

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Set in a limestone quarry, the 200-acre park highlights Texas culture and music. Attractions include such rides as "Superman ...

5th Annual Northside Art Festival

Alamo City Performing Arts Association is proud to present the 5th Annual Northside Arts Festival Saturday April 20, ...

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

About 2,000 acres of thick, brushy growth, typical of Valley before agricultural development. Preserves and protects abundant...

Llano Grande Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

King William District

Area settled by prominent German merchants in late 19th century, designated state's first Historic District. Virtually all ho...