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Orange Grove (78372)

History

In March 1889, when the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway reached the area, the Reynolds donated fifty-one acres of land to the railroad company as an inducement to the build a stop on the ranch.  In 1908, Fennell Dibrell and Max Starcke were hired by George Reynolds, Jr., and Ernest Miller to subdivide and sell 2,500 acres cut from the Ventana Ranch and from Miller's ranch.  Dibrell and Starcke platted streets, which they named for their friends.  They then sold a large portion of the land to German settlers from other German Texas towns.

The developers chose the name Orange Grove for the new town, hoping to lure more settlers to the area by evoking the booming and profitable citrus industry in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  

Source: Texas State Historical Association (https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/orange-grove-tx).

Education

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Orange Grove ISD is a part of District 30-AAA and is located in South Texas serving approximately 1,750 students at five campuses.

Source: Orange Grove Independent School District (https://www.ogisd.net).

 

City Government Office and School  

  1. Orange Grove City Hall

    310 W Pundt Ave, Orange Grove, TX 78372
    Phone: 1-361-384-2322

  2. U.S. Postal Services

    214 S Eugenia St,   Orange Grove, TX 78372
    Phone: 1-361-664-0981

  3. Orange Grove I.S.D.

    508 Dibrell St, Orange Grove, TX 78372
    Phone: (361)384-9358

  4. Commissioner Precinct 3

    107 Armstrong Dr, Orange Grove, TX 78372
    Phone: 361-384-2747

  5. Justice of the Peace Pct. 5

    107 Armstrong Dr, Orange Grove, TX 78372
    Phone: 361-384-2747

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