Mount Tyson, Queensland
Fields along Toowoomba Cecil Plains Road, 2014
|Population||385 (2011 census)|
Mount Tyson is a rural town on the Darling Downs in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located 37 kilometres (23 mi) west of Toowoomba. At the 2011 Australian Census Mount Tyson and surrounds recorded a population of 385.
The town's name derives from the name of its railway station, which in turn was derived from the local mountain, which was believed to be named after James Tyson, a grazier and Member of the Queensland Legislative Council.
The Mount Tyson State School opened on 18 April 1904 (Easter) with 35 pupils; Minnie (McIntyre) Fletcher was the first teacher. The school was extended in 1916, 1949, 1963, 1973 (library) and 1996 (Prep year building). The school celebrated its centenary in 2004.
Between 1914 and 1994 the town was serviced by the Cecil Plains railway line.
- Sir Alan Roy Fletcher, chairman of Pittsworth Shire Council and Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cunningham
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