Blairgowrie, Gauteng

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Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie is located in Gauteng
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie is located in South Africa
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie
Coordinates: 26°06′59″S 28°00′34″E / 26.11639°S 28.00944°E / -26.11639; 28.00944Coordinates: 26°06′59″S 28°00′34″E / 26.11639°S 28.00944°E / -26.11639; 28.00944
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
Established1928
Area
 • Total4.19 km2 (1.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total12,049
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African24.5%
 • Coloured3.1%
 • Indian/Asian9.1%
 • White61.6%
 • Other1.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English71.0%
 • Afrikaans9.5%
 • Zulu4.3%
 • Tswana2.9%
 • Other12.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2194

Blairgowrie is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region B of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It is named after the town of Blairgowrie in Scotland.

The suburb has an active community association called the Blairgowrie Community Association. The website for the BCA is https://www.myblairgowrie.co.za

History[edit]

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the future suburb lay on land on one of the original farms that make up Johannesburg, called Klipfontein.[2]:70 The farm was bought by William Grey Rattray in 1890 and renamed it Craighall.[2]:70 In 1928, his daughter would rename part of the land on the farm after the town Blairgowrie and Rattray in Scotland.[2]:70 The suburb consisted of 406 stands over 56 ha.[2]:70

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Blairgowrie". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Musiker, Naomi; Musiker, Reuben (2000). A Concise Historical Dictionary of Greater Johannesburg. Cape Town: Francolin. ISBN 1868590712.