Cherokee, Victoria

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Cherokee
Victoria
CherokeeGapRd.JPG
Gap Road at Cherokee
Cherokee is located in Shire of Macedon Ranges
Cherokee
Cherokee
Coordinates 37°23′S 144°38′E / 37.383°S 144.633°E / -37.383; 144.633Coordinates: 37°23′S 144°38′E / 37.383°S 144.633°E / -37.383; 144.633
Established 1880
Postcode(s) 3434
Elevation 730 m (2,395 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Macedon Ranges
State electorate(s) Macedon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Cherokee:
Hesket Hesket Kerrie
Mount Macedon Cherokee Kerrie
Barringo Riddells Creek Riddells Creek

Cherokee /ˈɛrəki/ is a small town situated in the Macedon Ranges Shire, in Victoria, Australia 73 kilometres (45 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne.

The settlement as it appears today was created by land subdivision around 1880–1881, although the area was occupied by Europeans before this date. Timber mills and a school were operating by 1865, possibly earlier, in response to the demand for timber created by the Victorian gold rush.[1]

Cherokee Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 and closed in 1955.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Gavin (1994). All Wild and Lonely Bush. Romsey: Shire of Romsey Book Committee. pp. 22 and 37. ISBN 0-646-23834-5. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.