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Jericho
Queensland
Jericho (QLD).JPG
The main street
Population 369 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4728
Elevation 352 m (1,155 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Barcaldine Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Jericho is a rural village situated on the Capricorn Highway in Central West Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Jericho and the surrounding region had a population of 369.

History

The first exploration by Europeans was by Major Thomas Mitchell who passed through the area in 1846. By the 1850s settlers had moved in.

Jericho Post Office opened on 2 July 1885 (a receiving office had been open from 1884).

In December 2010, half of the town's houses were indundated by floods.

Jericho State School opened on 20 February, 1888.

Facilities

Jericho has a public library, drive in theatre, park, swimming pool, town hall and showground.

Tourist attractions

Crystal Trumpeters and the statue of Joshua are both located within Jericho.

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