Coutts Crossing, New South Wales

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Coutts Crossing
New South Wales
Coutts Crossing NSW.jpg
A church at Coutts Crossing.
Coutts Crossing is located in New South Wales
Coutts Crossing
Coutts Crossing
Coordinates 29°49′S 152°53′E / 29.817°S 152.883°E / -29.817; 152.883Coordinates: 29°49′S 152°53′E / 29.817°S 152.883°E / -29.817; 152.883
Population 1,353 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2460
Elevation 40 m (131 ft)
Location 18 km (11 mi) from Grafton
LGA(s) Clarence Valley
State electorate(s) Clarence
Federal Division(s) Page

Coutts Crossing (population 1,353[1]) is a rural village located in the Clarence Valley region and Clarence Valley Council of New South Wales, Australia. The village is about 18 kilometres south-west of Grafton on the banks of the Orara River along the ArmidaleGrafton Road. The village is named after Thomas Coutts, a settler who established the nearby Kangaroo Creek pastoral station in 1840.

The village was established as a service centre for the local farming community in the 1860s. However, today the village is a dormitory suburb with majority of residents commuting into Grafton. Despite this, the village boasts a tavern, general store, community hall and church. Coutts Crossing Public School was established in 1913 and as of 2009 has 99[2] pupils enrolled.

In the last twenty-five years, a number of sporting and community services have been established, including tennis and squash courts as well as soccer and croquet grounds, a nine hole golf course, a pre-school, a heritage centre and a combined New South Wales Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service centre, established in 1997.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Coutts Crossing (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-08-12. 
  2. ^ "School Locator". New South Wales Department of Education. Retrieved 2009-03-14.