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 shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Marshalltown is located in Greater Johannesburg
Marshalltown
Marshalltown
Marshalltown is located in South Africa
Marshalltown
Marshalltown
Marshalltown (South Africa)
Marshalltown is located in Africa
Marshalltown
Marshalltown
Marshalltown (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
 • Councillor (ANC)
Area[1]
 • Total 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,512
 • Density 6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 96.6%
 • Coloured 1.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 0.7%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 31.2%
 • English 12.9%
 • Xhosa 11.9%
 • Sotho 7.2%
 • Other 36.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2001
PO box 2107
Website http://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.