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Eukey Hall, 2015
|134 (2016 census)
|2.058/km2 (5.33/sq mi)
|65.1 km2 (25.1 sq mi)
|Southern Downs Region
Eukey is predominantly farming land. Doctors Creek flows to the south-west and ultimately is a tributary of the Severn River. McLaughin Creek flows north and merges with the northward-flowing Quart Pot Creek which continues into Storm King Dam before continuing into Stanthorpe.
Eukey Road commences in neighbouring Ballandean to the south-west and passes through Eukey exiting to the north into Storm King towards Stanthorpe.
Occasionally it snows in Eukey.
Eukey was originally called Paddock Swamp. In 1872 tin was found in Eukey by Alexander (Sandy) Ross and tin mining commenced in the district. Sandy Ross's land was very wet and so the tin was dredged out by the Paddock Creek Tin Dredging Company.
Eukey State School opened on 25 January 1897 as the Paddock Swamp Provisional School. It became Paddock Swamp State School in 1909 and was renamed Eukey State School in 1916. It closed on 3 April 1964.
There are no schools in Eukey. The nearest government primary schools are Stanthorpe State School in Stanthorpe to the north, Severnlea State School in Severnlea to the north-west, and Ballandean State School in neighbouring Ballandean to the south-west. The nearest government secondary school is Stanthorpe State High School in Stanthorpe.
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