Orange County, New York – home to Jazz and Opera legends, Pardison Fontaine and many more

This is the first article in the series “Made in New York,” a historical examination of the music history of each of New York’s 62 counties. First up – Orange County.

Welcome to Orange County, New York! This stretch of land is the first county in the United States to be named Orange and it shares this name with seven others throughout the country. Located between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers, this area which was first named in 1683 is full of natural and historical wonders.

The county’s highest elevation is located at Schunemunk Mountain and its

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