Elton Hill

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Elton Hill
Elton Hill is located in Gauteng
Elton Hill
Elton Hill
Elton Hill is located in South Africa
Elton Hill
Elton Hill
Coordinates: 26°07′26″S 28°04′05″E / 26.124°S 28.068°E / -26.124; 28.068Coordinates: 26°07′26″S 28°04′05″E / 26.124°S 28.068°E / -26.124; 28.068
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Established1949
Area
 • Total0.22 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
Population
(2001)[1]
 • Total409
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Elton Hill is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a small suburb tucked between Athol and Melrose. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms called Syferfontein.[2] It became a suburbs on the 1 June 1949, developed by John Ellis Crofton and the suburb name is based on his middle and last names.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Elton Hill". Census 2001.
  2. ^ a b Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.