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|• Total||26.58 km2 (10.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||83.0%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||2930|
With coal discovered at Dundee not even 8 km away an efficient way was needed to transport the coal to the factories other than ox wagons. The railway from Durban to Johannesburg reached this point on 4 September 1889. A new village sprung up where a branch line was built from the Durban-Johannesburg line to the eastern Transvaal in 1903. The village was renamed Glencoe, after a mountain valley in Lochaber, Scotland, when it became a town in 1934.
- General French was periodically stationed here during the Second Boer War.
- Boer President Paul Kruger twice stayed overnight during the Siege of Ladysmith, South Africa.
- The house of Carl Landman - second in command at the Battle of Blood River can - be found on a farm close to Glencoe.
- Fort Mistake, a fort designed as a communications link between Ladysmith and Newcastle in 1881 and playing a key role in the Anglo-Boer War is found nearby.
- "Main Place Glencoe". Census 2011.
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