Bensville, New South Wales facts for kids
Central Coast, New South Wales
|Population||2,607 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Area||2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Central Coast Council|
The main section of Bensville is centred on Kallaroo Road, and consists of a small park, video store, cafe, general store and hairdressers. A small combination of shops have recently been added in 2005. There is a small wharf located at the end of Kallaroo Road, which is a popular local fishing spot.
Bensville is named after a pioneer of the area, Benjamin Davis. His father had been a school teacher at Kincumber and Davistown is named after his family. Benjamin started a shipbuilding business around 1850 and also owned 1,000 acres (4.05 km2) of land there. When a post office was opened, it was named Bensville, in honour of the pioneer.
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