Cornelia, Free State

Cornelia, Free State
Cornelia, Free State
Coordinates: 27°14′03″S 28°51′03″E / 27.23417°S 28.85083°E / -27.23417; 28.85083Coordinates: 27°14′03″S 28°51′03″E / 27.23417°S 28.85083°E / -27.23417; 28.85083
Country  South Africa
Province Free State
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code

Cornelia is a small town in the Free State province of South Africa. In 1894 it was named after the wife of former Free State President Francis William Reitz.

The town is situated near the Skoonriver (Clean River).

Fossil Discoveries

On the Uitzoek farm 10 km north of Cornelia, fossils where discovered, including a donkey-sized pig and the three-toed horse (Eurygnathohippus cornelianus) only previously found in Tanzania.[citation needed] Stone Age tools have also been found here.

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