Historical resources for Orange County

Here we’ll list places, organizations and Internet resources about Orange County heritage. This list should grow every month.


“Nothing Rhymes With Orange,” by Stan Oftelie.

“Orange County Place Names A to Z,” by Phil Brigandi.

“Turn the Rascals Out,” by Jim Sleeper

“Orange County: A Personal History,” by Gustavo Arellano

“Orange County Chronicles,” by Phil Brigandi

“The Town of Garden Grove,” by Leroy Doig

“Garden Grove: A History of the Big Strawberry,” by Jim Tortolano


Costa Mesa Historical Society at www.costamesahistory.org

Orange County Historical Society at www.orangecountyhistory.org

Anaheim Historical Society at www.anaheimhistoricalsociety.com

Orange County Archives. Photos, historic documents and more.  http://ocarchives.com

Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society at http://www.santaanahistory.com

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