Whitton, New South Wales

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Whitton
New South Wales
Railway station building at the Whitton Museum.jpg
Train station, now disused and relocated to the town museum
Whitton is located in New South Wales
Whitton
Whitton
Coordinates34°30′54″S 146°11′06″E / 34.51500°S 146.18500°E / -34.51500; 146.18500Coordinates: 34°30′54″S 146°11′06″E / 34.51500°S 146.18500°E / -34.51500; 146.18500
Population496 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2705
Elevation147 m (482 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Leeton Shire
CountyCooper
State electorate(s)Murray
Federal Division(s)Farrer

Whitton is a small town located in Leeton Shire in the Australian state of New South Wales. Founded in 1850, it is named after John Whitton (1820–98), Engineer-in-Charge of the New South Wales Government Railways. The railway reached Whitton in 1881. At the 2016 census, Whitton had a population of 496.[1]

Hulong Post Office opened on 15 October 1881 and was renamed Whitton in 1883.[2]

Whitton contains the Ricebowl Hotel, 2 general stores, a post office, St Carthage Catholic Church, St John's Anglican Church, a fire station, a bowling club, and a number of houses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Whitton (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 June 2009
Whitton Railway Station (1899-1925)
Whitton Railway Station
Whitton Railway Station
Whitton Railway Station
Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Hay
Hay Line
(closed section)
towards Junee