Saddleworth, South Australia
Belvidere Road, the main street of Saddleworth
|Population||425 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys|
Saddleworth is a small town in the Mid North region of South Australia. The town is situated on the Gilbert River and along with neighbouring towns of Riverton, Rhynie and Tarlee the local area is known as the Gilbert Valley. The town in bisected by the Barrier Highway. At the 2006 census, Saddleworth had a population of 425.
Saddleworth was originally established as one of many settlements on the road to Burra, and was named after Saddleworth Lodge pastoral station, a local landholding which itself was named after a town of Saddleworth in Greater Manchester (formerly in Yorkshire), England.
The town has a Heritage Walking Trail. At three km it provides an insight into the history of the area.
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