County of Elphinstone

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Elphinstone
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Lands administrative divisions around Elphinstone:
Wilkie Gray Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
Wilkie Gray Elphinstone Gladstone
Davenport Davenport Murray

The County of Elphinstone is a cadastral division of Queensland which contains the city of Townsville. It was named after George Elphinstone Dalrymple (1826-1876), a politician and explorer.[1] Townsville is mentioned as being in the county of Elphinstone in the 1911 Britannica.[2] It is bounded by the Haughton River in the east, and part of the Burdekin River in the south-west.[3]

Parishes[edit]

Elphinstone is divided into parishes, listed as follows:

Parish LGA Coordinates Towns
Abbotsford Burdekin 19°27′S 147°03′E / 19.450°S 147.050°E / -19.450; 147.050 (Abbotsford Parish) Cungulla
Beor Townsville 19°22′S 146°52′E / 19.367°S 146.867°E / -19.367; 146.867 (Beor Parish) Oonoonba
Bohle Townsville 19°15′S 146°40′E / 19.250°S 146.667°E / -19.250; 146.667 (Bohle Parish) Deeragun
Cardington Charters Towers 19°49′S 146°48′E / 19.817°S 146.800°E / -19.817; 146.800 (Cardington Parish)
Coonambelah Townsville 19°14′S 146°47′E / 19.233°S 146.783°E / -19.233; 146.783 (Coonambelah Parish) Townsville, Kirwan, Pallarenda
Crimea Charters Towers 19°45′S 146°40′E / 19.750°S 146.667°E / -19.750; 146.667 (Crimea Parish)
Cunningham Charters Towers 19°54′S 146°44′E / 19.900°S 146.733°E / -19.900; 146.733 (Cunningham Parish) Mingela
Ettrick Townsville 19°19′S 147°00′E / 19.317°S 147.000°E / -19.317; 147.000 (Ettrick Parish)
Glenrock Townsville 19°37′S 146°38′E / 19.617°S 146.633°E / -19.617; 146.633 (Glenrock Parish)
Granite Townsville 19°30′S 146°37′E / 19.500°S 146.617°E / -19.500; 146.617 (Granite Parish)
Halifax Townsville 19°13′S 146°33′E / 19.217°S 146.550°E / -19.217; 146.550 (Halifax Parish) Bluewater
Hervey Townsville 19°21′S 146°30′E / 19.350°S 146.500°E / -19.350; 146.500 (Hervey Parish)
Lansdowne Townsville 19°30′S 146°47′E / 19.500°S 146.783°E / -19.500; 146.783 (Lansdowne Parish)
Magenta Townsville 19°38′S 146°52′E / 19.633°S 146.867°E / -19.633; 146.867 (Magenta Parish) Woodstock
Magnetic Townsville 19°07′S 146°49′E / 19.117°S 146.817°E / -19.117; 146.817 (Magnetic Parish) Magnetic Island
Rokeby Townsville 19°32′S 146°56′E / 19.533°S 146.933°E / -19.533; 146.933 (Rokeby Parish)
Ross Townsville 19°23′S 146°40′E / 19.383°S 146.667°E / -19.383; 146.667 (Ross Parish) Alice River, Kelso
Scott Burdekin 19°34′S 147°03′E / 19.567°S 147.050°E / -19.567; 147.050 (Scott Parish) Giru
Stuart Townsville 19°22′S 146°48′E / 19.367°S 146.800°E / -19.367; 146.800 (Stuart Parish) Stuart, Annandale, Douglas
Woodstock Townsville 19°42′S 146°59′E / 19.700°S 146.983°E / -19.700; 146.983 (Woodstock Parish)
Wyoming Townsville 19°38′S 146°47′E / 19.633°S 146.783°E / -19.633; 146.783 (Wyoming Parish)

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