Beech Forest, Victoria

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Beech Forest
Victoria
FallsBeechForest.jpg
Beauchamp Falls, Beech Forest
Beech Forest is located in Colac Otway Shire
Beech Forest
Beech Forest
Coordinates 38°38′0″S 143°34′0″E / 38.63333°S 143.56667°E / -38.63333; 143.56667Coordinates: 38°38′0″S 143°34′0″E / 38.63333°S 143.56667°E / -38.63333; 143.56667
Postcode(s) 3237
Location
LGA(s) Colac Otway Shire
State electorate(s) Polwarth
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Localities around Beech Forest:
Carlisle River Gellibrand Barramunga
Ferguson
Wyelangta
Beech Forest Tanybryn
Glenaire Aire Valley Apollo Bay

Beech Forest is a town in Victoria, Australia. The area of Beech Forest is largely used for potato farming.

The town was named after the many myrtle beech trees of the area. Beech Forest Post Office opened on 10 May 1890 and closed in 1994. [1]

The town had a railway station on the Crowes railway line from 1902 until 1962. Much of the route of the old railway has been converted to the Old Beechy Rail Trail, via which cyclists and walkers can travel 45km between Beech Forest and Colac.

Cliff Young, winner of the 1983 Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon at the age of 61, lived in Beech Forest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

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