Dartmoor, Victoria

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Dartmoor
Victoria
DartmoorWarMemorialSculptures.JPG
War memorial sculptures
Dartmoor is located in Shire of Glenelg
Dartmoor
Dartmoor
Coordinates 37°56′0″S 141°17′0″E / 37.93333°S 141.28333°E / -37.93333; 141.28333Coordinates: 37°56′0″S 141°17′0″E / 37.93333°S 141.28333°E / -37.93333; 141.28333
Population 263 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3304
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Glenelg
County Follett
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Dartmoor /ˈdɑːtmɔː/[2] is a rural township on the Princes Highway and the Glenelg River between Heywood and the South Australian border, in southwestern Victoria. At the 2011 census, Dartmoor had a population of 263.[3]

History[edit]

Before the township was established the location was known as Woodford Inn. The township was settled in the late 1850s, a Post Office opening on 1 April 1860.[4]

Today[edit]

The main industry in the area is the processing of timber from the extensive pine plantations.

Dartmoor has a football team playing in the South West District Football League.[5]

Golfers play at the Dartmoor Golf Club on Wapling Avenue.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Dartmoor (Vic.)". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Butler, S., ed. (2009). "Dartmoor". Macquarie Dictionary (5th ed.). Sydney: Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd. 1952 pages. ISBN 978-18-7642-966-9. 
  3. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Dartmoor (Vic.)". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  5. ^ Full Points Footy, Dartmoor, retrieved 2009-04-15 
  6. ^ Golf Select, Dartmoor, retrieved 2009-05-11 
  7. ^ Sydney Is Home Says Cameron, GWS Giants official website, 27 May 2014