Glencoe, New South Wales

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Glencoe
New South Wales
Glencoe 2.JPG
Red Lion Inn
Glencoe is located in New South Wales
Glencoe
Glencoe
Coordinates 29°55′44″S 151°43′34″E / 29.929°S 151.726°E / -29.929; 151.726Coordinates: 29°55′44″S 151°43′34″E / 29.929°S 151.726°E / -29.929; 151.726
Population 211 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2365
Elevation 1,150 m (3,773 ft)
Location 22 km (14 mi) s of Glen Innes.
LGA(s) Glen Innes Severn Council
State electorate(s) Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s) New England

Glencoe is a village on the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the Glen Innes Severn Shire Council local government area. It has an elevation of about 1,150 metres (3,770 ft). At the 2006 census, Glencoe had a population of 211 people.[1]

Glencoe is located on the New England Highway around 22 kilometres (14 mi) south of Glen Innes. The Main North railway line (now closed) had a platform and sidings, opened 1884, closed 1975.

The Red Lion Tavern is located there with a display of artworks and other memorabilia. Bellevue Cottage Gallery and Cafe has a range of crafts and cottage goods from the surrounding district. The historic Uniting Church there is over 100 years old. A sports ground is located on the northern side of the village, along with a fossicking area, to the south, on the creek. Here it may be possible to find sapphires or zircons. The Red Lion has re-opened since November 2011.

Glencoe was named by early European settlers after Glencoe, Scotland.[2] The main industry of the area is sheep and beef cattle breeding with some mining and a vineyard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Glencoe (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Glencoe". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  • Glen Innes: Celtic Country, Glen Innes Tourism, c.2008

External links[edit]

Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line
(closed section)
towards Sydney