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New South Wales
Population 6,252 (2011 census)
 • Density 919/km2 (2,380/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2285
Area 6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Location 18 km (11 mi) W of Newcastle
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Teralba
State electorate(s) Cessnock
Federal Division(s) Hunter
Suburbs around Edgeworth:
Holmesville Cameron Park Elermore Vale
Barnsley Edgeworth Glendale
Teralba West Wallsend Argenton

Edgeworth is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area.

Edgeworth was originally known as Cocked Hat Creek until 1885 where it was referred to as Young Wallsend. In December 1960 Young Wallsend adopted its present name in honour of the geologist Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David who, arriving in NSW in 1882, pioneered geological surveying of the coal seams in the Hunter Valley.

Edgeworth has a minor shopping centre with a Coles supermarket, a bowling club, three schools, an aged care facility, McDonald's Restaurant, a pub, and its own junior and senior soccer clubs, the Edgeworth Eagles, and Sugar Valley Netball Club, being open to all ages.

Coordinates: 32°54′54″S 151°37′05″E / 32.915°S 151.618°E / -32.915; 151.618

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