Harristown, Queensland facts for kids

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Harristown
ToowoombaQueensland
Population: 8,491
Postcode: 4350
Area: 7.3 km² (2.8 sq mi)
Location: 4 km (2 mi) SW of Toowoomba
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District: Toowoomba South
Federal Division: Groom
Suburbs around Harristown:
Glenvale Newtown Toowoomba City
Glenvale Harristown South Toowoomba
Drayton Darling Heights Kearneys Spring

Harristown is a suburb of Toowoomba, Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia, located to the southwest of the city centre.

History

The suburb was officially named in 1981, and is believed to honour George Harris (1831–1891), a Brisbane businessman. Originally in the Shire of Drayton, the suburb was first opened as the Harristown Estate in 1902, and in 1911, Harristown State School opened. From 1915 until 1993, the suburb had a functioning railway station on the Toowoomba–Wyreema line. After World War II, the area boomed.

Heritage listings

Harristown has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 8 Panda Street: Smithfield House
  • corner of South Street and Anzac Avenue: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery
  • 154 Stephen Street: Redlands

Features

  • Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery
  • Milne Bay Museum
  • Elders and Landmark Saleyards

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