Lockhart is another of those Riverina towns that are way off any major highway or route. That said a visit to the town is quite rewarding and the diversion is worth the effort. In spite of being a small community the provision of the key services is provided. A nice town this. As an example is still ‘winning’ tidy town awards and it shows.
Lockhart was named after C.G.N. Lockhart - a commissioner for Crown Lands in the Murrumbidgee River area in the 1850s. It was originally known as Greens Gunyah, and renamed Lockhart in 1897. Greens Gunyah was so named because a Mr Green was the earliest settler and had a grog shop on the Urana - Wagga Wagga stagecoach route.