Creighton, KwaZulu-Natal

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Creighton
Creighton is located in South Africa
Creighton
Creighton
 Creighton shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°01′41″S 29°50′24″E / 30.028056°S 29.84°E / -30.028056; 29.84Coordinates: 30°01′41″S 29°50′24″E / 30.028056°S 29.84°E / -30.028056; 29.84
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Sisonke
Municipality Ingwe
Area[1]
 • Total 2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 899
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 83.5%
 • Coloured 5.1%
 • Indian/Asian 1.6%
 • White 9.6%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 71.4%
 • English 14.8%
 • Xhosa 5.4%
 • Afrikaans 4.6%
 • Other 3.8%
PO box 3263
Area code 039

Creighton is a settlement in Sisonke District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

Village 35 km northwest of Ixopo. Laid out in 1865, it has been administered by a Health Committee since 1947. It was named after Lady McCullum (née Creighton), wife of Sir Henry McCullum, Governor of Natal from 1901 to 1907.[2] The first murder to take place here on record was that of Richard Butcher in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Creighton". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 125.