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View from Flaxton towards the Pacific Ocean, 2012
|Population||931 (2016 census)|
|• Density||80.3/km2 (208/sq mi)|
|Area||11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
|State electorate(s)||Glass House|
The locality is named after Flaxton Hall Farm in the fens of Eastern England. Joseph Dixon, who originally grew sugarcane at Buderim, selected land at Flaxton in 1882. From 1892 the land was cleared so bananas and citrus fruit could be farmed.
A fruit-packing shed which could process the district's entire harvest was opened 1931. A sawmill operated for more than 20 years before being burned down in 1956.
Flaxton State School was established in 1967.
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