In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles County and form the County of Orange. In 1989, the County of Orange commemorated its centennial. Throughout 2014, the County will celebrate its 125th anniversary, also known as the Quasquicentennial.
"This Day in History" Calendar
Click here to view a timeline of significant events in Orange County history, courtesy of OC Archives.
Visitors and residents can explore Orange County's rich 125-year history through "OC 125: Exploring Orange County's Story," a curated exhibition of sites and experiences, on display at John Wayne Airport now through February of 2015. Click here to learn more.
Click here to learn about 125 iconic people, places and things that make Orange County an amazing place to live, work and play.
OC Through the Decades
Click here for images of 125 years of Orange County history, compiled by the OC Archives and presented at the County’s Quasquicentennial celebration at the OC Fair on August 1, 2014.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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