Blampied, Victoria

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Blampied
Victoria
BlampiedRomanCatholicChurch.JPG
St Joseph's Roman Catholic church
Blampied is located in Shire of Hepburn
Blampied
Blampied
Coordinates 37°22′0″S 144°03′0″E / 37.36667°S 144.05000°E / -37.36667; 144.05000Coordinates: 37°22′0″S 144°03′0″E / 37.36667°S 144.05000°E / -37.36667; 144.05000
Population 174 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3364
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Hepburn
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Ballarat

Blampied is a town in the central highlands of Victoria on the Midland Highway. The town is in the Shire of Hepburn, 117 kilometres (73 mi) north west of the state capital of Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Blampied and the surrounding area had a population of 174.[1]

The town was named after Louis Blampied who built a hotel here which is now called the Swiss Mountain Inn.[2]

Blampied Post Office opened on 20 November 1879 and closed in 1971.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Blampied (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Darwin, Norm. "Neighbours - Towns of Daylesford & district". Pandora archive. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
The Swiss Mountain Hotel