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Abercorn
Queensland
StateLibQld 1 122594 General store built by A. W. Totty, Abercorn, Eidsvold district, 1929.jpg
General store built by A. W. Totty, 1929
Postcode(s) 4627
Location
LGA(s) North Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Abercorn:
Glenleigh Kapaldo Langley
Waruma Dam Abercorn Yarrol
Waruma Dam Cynthia Yarrol

Abercorn is a town and rural locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.

Geography

The Burnett River forms the eastern boundary of Abercorn. Three Moon Creek passes close to the town and across the locality into the Burnett River. The Burnett Highway passes through the locality but there is no direct access from the highway to the town; to get to Abercorn, the turn-off from the highway is onto Wuruma Dam Road at Cynthia. There is a state forest in the north of the locality extending into Kapaldo.

History

The town is believed to be named after a thoroughbred horse from the area.

Abercorn State School opened on 3 May 1927.

A post office opened in Abercorn about February 1928; it closed on 11 June 1986.

Attractions

Abercorn is the gateway to Wuruma Dam used for water sports and fishing.

  • — covers Abercorn, Cynthia Creek, Goomaram Creek, and Nogo Creek schools
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