Marble Hall

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Marble Hall
Marble Hall is located in South Africa
Marble Hall
Marble Hall
 Marble Hall shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 24°58′S 29°18′E / 24.967°S 29.300°E / -24.967; 29.300Coordinates: 24°58′S 29°18′E / 24.967°S 29.300°E / -24.967; 29.300
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Greater Sekhukhune
Municipality Ephraim Mogale
Area[1]
 • Total 16.49 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,687
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 59.1%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 4.6%
 • White 34.5%
 • Other 1.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 35.1%
 • Northern Sotho 30.6%
 • English 12.0%
 • Tsonga 4.3%
 • Other 18.0%
Postal code (street) 0450
PO box 0450
Area code 013

Marble Hall is a small town in the south of the Limpopo province, in South Africa. It was formerley in Mpumalanga province.

Village 26 km north-west of Groblersdal and 96 km south-south-east of Potgietersrus. Laid out in 1942 and proclaimed a township in January 1945, it owes its development to the Marble Lime Mine. Said to be an adaptation of ‘marble hole’, where fifteen varieties of marble occur.[2]

History[edit]

While on a hunting expedition from Pretoria, Christoffel Visagie and his family discovered a hole containing marble in 1920. In 1929 the Marble Lime Company came in to work on the deposits and then, in 1942, a town was developed and known as Marmerhol (Afrikaans for Marble Hole). During the Anglo-Boer war the town's name was anglicised to Marble Hall[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Marble Hall". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 298. 
  3. ^ www.sa-venues.com