Carrieton Memorial hall and council office.
|Population||129 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||440 m (1,444 ft)|
|Location||327.8 km (204 mi) North of Adelaide|
Originally opened in 1877 as "Yanyarrie Whim", (Yanyarrie is in the local indigenous dialect "eagle feathers") with the construction of a post office, the settlement was renamed in 1888 as Carrieton, after the daughter of Governor Jervois, Lucy Caroline.
The town was on the Peterborough–Quorn railway line which opened in December 1881, served by a Class 1 station. A large goods shed and fettler's cottage were also constructed.
Declining rail traffic saw the gradual withdrawal of services on the railway, with the last station master being withdrawn on 1 July 1971. The railway was closed in 1981, and removed during 1986.
The road was renamed the RM Williams Way in recognition of the area where R. M. Williams had many associations. Carrieton is often referred to as 'Gum Greek' country. The town is serviced through a community general store, hotel, post office, and accommodation, and it is a part of the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton. Recently, after large downpours in January,[when?] many of the creeks surrounding Carrieton were demolished. The bridge over Yanyarrie Creek 10 km north of Carrieton was especially damaged as huge slates of bitumen disappeared down the creek. Yanyarrie creek has since been repaired with a detour, after the first detour was ruined again by another flash flood a few weeks after the first one.
- Population 2006 Census Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Carrieton Postcode Australia Post
- Manning, G; 1990 Manning's Place Names of South Australia ISBN 05437687505
- Evans, J 2009; Proceed to Quorn Railmac Publications ISBN 978-1-86477-066-X
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-08.[not in citation given]