Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

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Coordinates: 44°06′N 80°35′W / 44.1°N 80.583°W / 44.1; -80.583

Dufferin County, Ontario
Map of Ontario highlighting Dufferin County
Location in the province of Ontario
Founded January 1, 1874
County Dufferin
Address Orangeville, Ontario
Postal code L9W
Area codes 519 and 226
Orangeville Town Website
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada Collage.JPG

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Orangeville was named after Orange Lawrence, a businessman born in Connecticut in 1796 who owned several mills in the village. As a young man, he moved to Canada and settled in Halton County. During Mackenzie's rebellion in 1837, he was a captain in the militia. Lawrence purchased the land that became Orangeville from Robert Hughson. Orange Lawrence committed suicide December 15, 1861. In 1873, the Act of Incorporation was passed and Orangeville was given town status on January 1, 1874. The public library, located at Broadway and Mill Street, was completed in 1908.

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