After Bordertown Keith is the next town the traveler will encounter. It is unlikely Keith will be stumbled upon. Keith is on the main Adelaide/ Melbourne highway. Keith is one of those small towns in Australia, that is not quite big enough to support the full range of basic services and yet clearly a cohesive and proud community. Unfortunately, whilst the town is old heritage factors for the most are not practiced.
A large granite outcrop outside the town called Mount Monster was a basis for the area's name until it was surveyed in 1884 and officially proclaimed Keith in 1889. It is believed that the town is named after the home town of the Governor of SA at the time, Lord Kintore. His home in Aberdeen shire in Scotland was called Keith Hall and he was also known as Lord Keith.