Kelso, New South Wales
New South Wales
Kelso, as seen from the Bathurst side of Evans Bridge, crossing the Macquarie River
|Population||7,941 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||660 m (2,165 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Bathurst Regional Council|
Kelso was the original European settlement in the area. In 1816, the initial settlement of Bathurst was established on the eastern banks of the Macquarie River, in current-day Kelso. The first ten farmers in Kelso were each given 50 acres (20 ha); five were newborn colonials and five were immigrants.
Holy Trinity Church was the first inland church in Australia. It was built in 1835 to serve the Anglican parish of Kelso. It was the first Australian church consecrated by a bishop. The church has a close association with early settlement west of the Great Dividing Range. The church is surrounded by an historical cemetery, which contains many of the Kelso/Bathurst district's pioneers.
Kelso previously had a railway station on the Main Western line. It opened on 4 February 1875 and was closed on 6 April 1975. It is now served by coach services.
|Preceding station||NSW Main lines||Following station|
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