SNOWTOWN

Snowtown is the next town encounted when traveling south towards Adelaide. Snowtown is another by-pass town, and like most is suffering from an economic perspective. The town’s main claim to fame is the modern and recent introduction of ‘wind mill/farms’. A very impressive display awaits the visitor.

The first pioneers arrived sometime between 1867 and 1869 due to the rapid expansion of farming to the north of the area. During this period one of the first major structures, the old Snowtown Pub (1868), was built.

The Government only started showing interest in the settlement as late as 1869 when it planned to establish various new towns throughout the district and to divide the land into much smaller holdings.

Snowtown's charter was formally proclaimed by the then Governor of South Australia, Sir William Jervois, in 1878. Jervois named the town after one of the members of the Snow family who were his cousins and lived on Yorke Peninsula (which lies immediately west and southwest of Snowtown). Thomas Snow became Jervois's aide de camp when Jervois received his posting in South Australia and it is widely thought by the people of Snowtown that the town was named after him.

Snowtown has all of the main church denominations. The United in a 100 year plus building.

The Snowtown Hotel is the grand and classic design. Well over a 100 years old, evidenced by the photo display inside.

The War Memorial is represented at the rear of the RSA building.

There are a number old and heritage buildings in Snowtown.

Snowtown is a must visit spot, if only have a look at that windmill blade.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course