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Springton is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 607 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 5235
Location 20 km (12 mi) E of Williamstown
LGA(s) Barossa Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Springton:
Flaxman Valley Taunton, Eden Valley Eden Valley
Mount Crawford Springton Sanderston
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Milendella

Springton is a settlement in South Australia. At the 2011 census, Springton had a population of 607. It draws its name from Springs Dairy which was on the site before the town subdivision was surveyed.

There is a large hollow red gum tree on the outskirts of the town. This tree was used as the first home in South Australia of Friedrich Herbig when he migrated from Germany in 1855. He married three years later and his first two children were born in the tree before he built a hut nearby in 1860. The tree is known as the Herbig Family Tree.

Springton includes the former village of Friedensberg less than two kilometres south of the Springton township. The village had a Lutheran church (1861–1899), school (1861–1913) and cemetery. The building is now used as a museum. All of Friedrich Herbig's children and almost half of his grandchildren attended the school.

Another of the early pioneer families in the area was the Polden family, who also settled in the nearby Mount Pleasant and Mount Crawford areas from the 1840s.

Springton is in the Eden Valley wine region.

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