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Black Rock
South Australia
Black Rock sign.jpg
Black Rock Station name Board
Population 25 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5431
Elevation 436 m (1,430 ft)
LGA(s) District Council of Orroroo Carrieton
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey

Black Rock (formerly known as Dalton) is a hamlet in South Australia on the Black Rock Plains at the intersection of the south-north RM Williams Way (B80) between Jamestown and Orroroo and the west-east Wilmington–Ucolta Road (B56) to Peterborough, in the Mid North section of the state.

It is also the site (and name of) a former railway siding on the now removed Peterborough–Quorn railway line.

Located 19 km south east of Orroroo, the town was originally laid out as "Dalton" and proclaimed on 15 December 1881. It is named after a nearby hill identified by Captain E C Frome in 1842. The town was renamed "Black Rock" in 1940

The town

Whilst people still live in Black Rock, the town is nearly empty.

A number of buildings still stand, including the Black Rock Hotel. This last traded commercially in the early 1980s.

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