Truro is a small town on the Sturt Hgy that heads east to the eastern states. Truro is your old highway town; many of these types of towns are or will be by-passed. Because of the traffic though, Truro is alive. The traffic situation is magnified because of the narrow streets in Truro.
Truro is named after the city of Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom . It is somewhat uncertain whether the name Truro was given by Angas, or the first settlers in the town, but as these settlers were Cornish, it is quite likely that they were the names of the town.
A primary industry in Truro until recently was copper mining. The nearby Whealbarton mine operated from before 1842 until the 1970s.
During the 1970s, the town of Truro gained notoriety due to the findings of human remains in bushland. These findings became known as the Truro Murders, one of the first occurrences of serial killing in Australian history.