Marshalltown, Gauteng

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Marshalltown
Marshalltown as seen from the top of the Carlton Centre. The M1 and M2 are behind the large buildings and form the boundary between Marshall town and the southern suburbs.
Marshalltown as seen from the top of the Carlton Centre. The M1 and M2 are behind the large buildings and form the boundary between Marshall town and the southern suburbs.
Marshalltown is located in Gauteng
Marshalltown
Marshalltown
Marshalltown is located in South Africa
Marshalltown
Marshalltown
Coordinates: 26°12′31″S 28°2′46″E / 26.20861°S 28.04611°E / -26.20861; 28.04611Coordinates: 26°12′31″S 28°2′46″E / 26.20861°S 28.04611°E / -26.20861; 28.04611
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
 • Councillor(ANC)
Area
 • Total0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total4,512
 • Density6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African96.6%
 • Coloured1.8%
 • Indian/Asian0.8%
 • White0.7%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu31.2%
 • English12.9%
 • Xhosa11.9%
 • Sotho7.2%
 • Other36.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2001
PO box
2107
Websitehttp://www.sa-venues.com/attractionsga/marshalltown.php

Marshalltown is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb has its origin as farm land owned by Frederick Bezuidenhout Junior.[2]:71 This small strip of land on the farm Turffontein, was adjacent to South African Republic owned land of Rantjeslaagte which was soon to be proclaimed as the township of Johannesburg on 8 November 1886.[2]:68 The land was purchased by two businessmen, Henry Brown Marshall and his brother-in-law William M'Laren in September 1886.[2]:71 The land would eventually be quickly surveyed with 553 stands and one market square which would later be known as Marshall Square.[2]:71 At the time, the townships name was known as Marshall's Dorp.[2]:86 By 26 November 1887, the townships boundaries were incorporated into Johannesburg.[2] They would establish a brewery on eight stands in Marshalltown but sold it in 1894. The brewery's logo consisted of three castles and would eventually become part of South African Breweries.[2]:72

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Marshalltown". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Shorten, John R. (1970). The Johannesburg Saga. Johannesburg: John R. Shorten Pty Ltd. p. 1159.