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South Australia
Population 838 (2011 census)
Established 1851
Postcode(s) 5360
Location 66.2 km (41 mi) North of Adelaide
LGA(s) Light Regional Council
State electorate(s) Schubert, Light, Stuart
Federal Division(s) Wakefield
Localities around Greenock:
Fords Moppa Ebenezer
Nain Greenock Nuriootpa
Daveyston Seppeltsfield Marananga

Greenock is a small town on the north-west edge of the Barossa Valley. Located 66 km from Adelaide on the Sturt Highway (A20), Greenock is characterised by tree-lined streets with shady peppercorn trees which offer welcome relief from the hot summers which are characteristic of the area.

The town was named by James Smith, the secretary of George Fifie Angas, after Greenock on the Clyde River in Scotland and is sometimes called Little Scotland in the Barossa Valley. The town is also located on the famous Heysen Trail.

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