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  • Coutts Crossing
    New South Wales
    Coutts Crossing NSW.jpg
    A church at Coutts Crossing.
    Coutts Crossing is located in New South Wales
    Coutts Crossing
    Coutts Crossing
    Coordinates 29°49′S 152°53′E / 29.817°S 152.883°E / -29.817; 152.883Coordinates: 29°49′S 152°53′E / 29.817°S 152.883°E / -29.817; 152.883
    Population 1,353 (2006 census)[1]
    Postcode(s) 2460
    Elevation 40 m (131 ft)
    Location 18 km (11 mi) from Grafton
    LGA(s) Clarence Valley
    State electorate(s) Clarence
    Federal Division(s) Page

    Coutts Crossing (population 1,353[1]) is a rural village located in the Clarence Valley region and Clarence Valley Council of New South Wales, Australia. The village is about 18 kilometres south-west of Grafton on the banks of the Orara River along the ArmidaleGrafton Road. The village is named after Thomas Coutts, a settler who established the nearby Kangaroo Creek pastoral station in 1840.

    The village was established as a service centre for the local farming community in the 1860s. However, today the village is a dormitory suburb with majority of residents commuting into Grafton. Despite this, the village boasts a tavern, general store, community hall and church. Coutts Crossing Public School was established in 1913 and as of 2009 has 99[2] pupils enrolled.

    In the last twenty-five years, a number of sporting and community services have been established, including tennis and squash courts as well as football and croquet grounds, a nine-hole golf course, a pre-school, a heritage centre and a combined New South Wales Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service centre, established in 1997.

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