Cobbora was established where the original track from Mudgee to Mendooran crossed the Talbragar River. In the late 1800s, it had a police station and was considered to be the main locality on the Talbragar. Cobb & Co coaches travelled through Cobbora twice a week in 1876 to 1879. However, in 1910 the railway took a route via Dunedoo which bypassed Cobbora, and the village went into a terminal decline.
Cobbora is located adjacent to the Golden Highway about 15 kilometres west of Dunedoo.
Cobbora Shire was a former local government council area, which covered rural areas around Cobbora and Geurie with no significant towns. During a local government reorganisation, Cobbora Shire was abolished and parts of its area were added to several of the surrounding council areas.
Planned coal mine
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