Kenton Valley, South Australia

Kenton Valley is a locality named for a valley located between Gumeracha and Lobethal, about 40 km east of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the Adelaide Hills Council local government area.

The area contains cherry and strawberry farms and a golf course. It is sparsely populated, and residents rely on nearby Gumeracha for educational and commercial services.

The town developed on a parcel of land taken up by the South Australian Company.[3] The first manager of the station was William Beavis Randell who named a home he built, Kenton Park, after his home town in Devon.[3]

The Kenton Valley Post Office operated from 1873 to 1973.[4] The school operated from 1904 to 1943.[5]

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References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Kenton Valley”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 March 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ “Placename Details: Kenton Valley (LOCB)”. Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 21 November 2013. SA0067992. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b “Historical Town Information”. Adelaide Hills Council. 7 May 2008. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  4. ^ “Placename Details: Kenton Valley Post Office”. Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 27 June 2013. SA0067851. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  5. ^ “Placename Details: Kenton Valley General School”. Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 27 June 2013. SA0067893. Retrieved 4 March 2019.