Fiddletown, New South Wales

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Fiddletown
SydneyNew South Wales
Coordinates 33°36′09″S 151°02′59″E / 33.60259°S 151.04984°E / -33.60259; 151.04984Coordinates: 33°36′09″S 151°02′59″E / 33.60259°S 151.04984°E / -33.60259; 151.04984
Population 243 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2159
Location 39 km (24 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Hornsby Shire
State electorate(s) Hornsby
Federal Division(s) Berowra
Suburbs around Fiddletown:
Forest Glen Canoelands Canoelands
Glenorie Fiddletown Arcadia
Glenorie Arcadia Arcadia

Fiddletown is a semi-rural suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Fiddletown is located 39 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire and is part of the North Shore region.

Landmarks[edit]

Fiddletown is a quiet rural suburb which features many orchards and rural properties. Fiddletown is home to a telephone exchange and Northholm Grammar School.

History[edit]

Fiddletown was named after two brothers named Henstock and another young man named Small, who took up selections in the area. Each had a violin or fiddle. Areas here were mined for sandstone and people who came to work there lived in caravans and grew orange orchids, which can still be found in Marramarra National Park.

In recent years, the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales debated its amalgamation into the adjacent suburb of Arcadia. However, this attempt was unsuccessful.[2]

There is also a Fiddletown, California in the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Fiddletown (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fiddletown". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales.