Whitton, New South Wales

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Whitton
New South Wales
Railway station building at the Whitton Museum.jpg
Train station, now disused and relocated to the town museum
Whitton is located in New South Wales
Whitton
Whitton
Coordinates 34°30′54″S 146°11′06″E / 34.51500°S 146.18500°E / -34.51500; 146.18500Coordinates: 34°30′54″S 146°11′06″E / 34.51500°S 146.18500°E / -34.51500; 146.18500
Population 379 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2705
Elevation 147 m (482 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Leeton Shire
County Cooper
State electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Whitton is a small town located in Leeton Shire in the Australian state of New South Wales. Founded in 1850, it is named after John Whitton (1820-98), Engineer-in-Charge of the New South Wales Government Railways. The railway reached Whitton in 1881. At the 2006 census, Whitton had a population of 394.[2]

Hulong Post Office opened on 15 October 1881 and was renamed Whitton in 1883.[3]

Whitton contains the Ricebowl Hotel, 2 general stores, a post office, St Carthage Catholic Church, St John's Anglican Church, a fire station, a bowling club, and a number of houses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Whitton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Whitton (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11 
Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Hay
Hay Line
(closed section)
towards Junee