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
Elton Hill is located in Africa
Elton Hill
Elton Hill
 Elton Hill shown within Gauteng
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Established 1949
Area[1]
 • Total 0.22 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 409
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)

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.

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.