Lexton, Victoria

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Lexton
Victoria
LextonPyreneesFamilyHotel1.JPG
Pyrenees Family Hotel
Lexton is located in Pyrenees Shire
Lexton
Lexton
Coordinates 37°15′7″S 143°31′1″E / 37.25194°S 143.51694°E / -37.25194; 143.51694Coordinates: 37°15′7″S 143°31′1″E / 37.25194°S 143.51694°E / -37.25194; 143.51694
Population 149 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3352
Location
LGA(s) Pyrenees Shire
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Lexton is a town in western Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Pyrenees local government area. It is on the Sunraysia Highway, 161 kilometres (100 mi) north west of the state capital Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Lexton and the surrounding area had a population of 149.[1]

The Post Office opened in the area on 1 July 1848 as Burn Bank and was renamed to Lexton in 1854 when the township was settled.[2]

Today[edit]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League.

Golfers play at the course of the Lexton Golf Club at the Recreation Reserve.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Darren Jolly - Collingwood football player

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lexton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Lexton, retrieved 11 May 2009 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lexton, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons