Cheviot, Victoria

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Cheviot
Victoria
CheviotRailwayTunnel.JPG
The historic railway tunnel at Cheviot
Cheviot is located in Shire of Murrindindi
Cheviot
Cheviot
Coordinates 37°13′S 145°28′E / 37.217°S 145.467°E / -37.217; 145.467Coordinates: 37°13′S 145°28′E / 37.217°S 145.467°E / -37.217; 145.467
Postcode(s) 3717
LGA(s) Shire of Murrindindi
State electorate(s) Eildon
Federal Division(s) Indi

Cheviot is a locality in Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area. The nearest town is Yea.

History[edit]

The locality was named after a nearby pastoral run called Cheviot Hills, which in turn was named after the locality on the English-Scottish border. It was also called Ross Creek.[1][2] From 1889 until 1978 there was an active railway station here on the now historic and abandoned Cheviot railway station which took route on the Mansfield-Tallarook line. Cheviot Post Office opened on 9 April 1890 after the arrival of the railway, and closed in 1944.[3] The rails have gone but an old goods shed survives, and to the northeast the Cheviot Tunnel provides an excellent example of brick workmanship of the nineteenth century.

A Ross Creek Post Office opened on 14 October 1865 and closed in 1969.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nigel Sinnott, Place-names of the Alexandra, Lake Eildon and Big River area of Victoria (ISBN 0957-809-80-8)
  2. ^ Harvey Blanks, The Story of Yea (ISBN 0725-601-07-8)
  3. ^ a b Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11