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Blenheim
Queensland
Population 259 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4341
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Blenheim:
Woodlands Glen Cairn Laidley Heights
Ropely Blenheim Laidley Creek West
Rockside Mount Berryman Laidley Creek West

Blenheim is a rural locality of the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Blenheim had a population of 259 people.

History

Originally the district was known as Sandy Creek, but later it was named Blenheim after Blenheim Park in Oxfordshire, England, which was in turn named after the Battle of Blenheim.

Blenheim State School opened on 7 Apr 1879, with an initial enrolment of 73 pupils.

In 1895, a German Baptist church was established at Blenheim under the leadership of C. Muetzelburg. As time passed, the desire for German language church services diminished and, due to falling numbers attending, the church was closed and physically relocated to Laidley.

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