Blampied, Victoria

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Blampied
Victoria
BlampiedRomanCatholicChurch.JPG
St Joseph's Roman Catholic church
Blampied is located in Shire of Hepburn
Blampied
Blampied
Coordinates 37°22′0″S 144°03′0″E / 37.36667°S 144.05000°E / -37.36667; 144.05000Coordinates: 37°22′0″S 144°03′0″E / 37.36667°S 144.05000°E / -37.36667; 144.05000
Population 212 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3364
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Hepburn
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Ballarat

Blampied is a town in the central highlands of Victoria on the Midland Highway. The town is in the Shire of Hepburn, 117 kilometres (73 mi) north west of the state capital of Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Blampied and the surrounding area had a population of 212.[1]

The town was named after Louis Blampied who built a hotel here which is now called the Swiss Mountain Inn.[2]

Blampied Post Office opened on 20 November 1879 and closed in 1971.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Blampied (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Darwin, Norm. "Neighbours - Towns of Daylesford & district". Pandora archive. Archived from the original on 1999-06-04. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
The Swiss Mountain Hotel