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Euabalong
New South Wales
Euabalong Lachlan Street 001.JPG
Lachlan Street, the main street of Euabalong
Population 188 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2877
Location
LGA(s) Cobar Shire
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes

Euabalong is a town in western New South Wales, Australia. The town is in the Cobar Shire local government area and on the Lachlan River, 531 kilometres (330 mi) west of the state capital, Sydney, and 27 kilometres from Lake Cargelligo. At the 2016 census, Euabalong had a population of 188.

The town is served by a railway station on the Broken Hill railway line at nearby Euabalong West.

History

The town was surveyed by 1873 and town lots were sold in October that year. A visitor to Euabalong in 1877 described it as "a most forsaken and deserted looking hole" but did note that "business is said to be pretty brisk there" and that the drinkers were "more refined" than those at Condobolin upstream. At that time, the primary buildings in the town were "two public houses, a blacksmith's establishment, a newly-built edifice intended for a public house, and a rather expensively-constructed store". The Lachlan River at Euabalong has also been known to flood or flow very high over the years when the river has flooded in other areas like Forbes and Condobolin.

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