Cherryville, South Australia


Cherryville, South Australia
Cherryville
South Australia
Cherryville.jpg
The town of Cherryville seen from Marble Hill
Cherryville is located in South Australia
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Cherryville
Population: 238 (2006 Census)[1]
Established: 1840
Postcode: 5134
Elevation: 493 m (1,617 ft)
Location: 15 km (9 mi) from Adelaide
LGA: Adelaide Hills Council
State District: Heysen
Federal Division: Mayo

Cherryville is a small town in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. It was named in around 1840 after the native cherry trees that grew in the area,[2] although some historians claim that it was not named until 1892, when horticultural cherry plantings became widespread in the area.[3] Prior to this, land holdings were typically of around 100 acres (40 ha) and used primarily for pastoralism or small-scale vegetable gardens. At the 2006 census, Cherryville had a population of 238.[1]

Cherryville Post Office opened on 2 January 1899 and closed in 1974.[4]


References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cherryville (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC43321&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Hines, Lucy Maymon (1937). Environs of Norton Summit. East Torrens Historical Society (1996). 
  3. ^ Rick Bzowy Architects; Simon Weidenhofer, Robyn Taylor, Bill Smith (February 1994). East Torrens Heritage Survey. Department for Environment and Natural Resources. pp. 30. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=SA&country=. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 

Coordinates: 34°55′S 138°46′E / 34.917°S 138.767°E / -34.917; 138.767


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