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New South Wales
Kywong Railway Siding - closed 1975
Kywong is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Postcode(s) 2700
LGA(s) Narrandera Shire
County Mitchell
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Kywong is a rural place within the locality of Sandigo in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the Sturt Highway, 520 kilometres south west of the state capital, Sydney and 64 kilometres west of Wagga Wagga.

The Kywong Football Club competed in the Faithful & District Football Association in 1922 & 1923. They then went into recess from 1924 to 1931, then returned to play in the Faithful & DFA from 1932 - 1935. Kywong defeated Greenvale in the 1934 grand final played at Boree Creek, with over 200 people attending a premiership ball at the Sandigo Hall. The club unfortunately folded after the 1935 season.

Kywong was the terminus of a branch line of the Main Southern railway line, opened in 1929 and closed in 1975. Shortly after, the Government Grain Elevators, later known as the Australian Wheat Board (AWB), constructed silos at Kywong for the storage of grain prior to rail transport to markets.

The Kywong Public School opened in 1940 and closed in 1985.

In 2001, the owners of the Kywong silos, GrainCorp announced their closure.

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