Digby is one of those very small in Victoria that is remote and located at the cross roads of two secondary roads. Should you be traveling from Portland to Coleraine, or Casterton to Port Fairy, then you may pass through Digby.
The town is named after Digby Lincolnshire in England. The Henty Brothers established the first European settlement in the Digby area in 1837. In 1843, The Woolpack Inn was establishing near modern Digby; it burnt down in 1887. By 1847 the town consisted of the inn, a blacksmith and a series of huts. The town was officially surveyed in 1852.
In 1857, a second inn—the Digby Hotel—was established; the hotel still exists today, although rebuilt after fire in 1935. Shortly afterwards, on 1 June 1858, Digby Post Office opened.
There is very little remaining of earlier enterprises, but from a World War 1 perspective the town will be noted for its amazing foresight. In this Memorial Avenue of trees each tree is dedicated to an individual soldier.
Should the traveler pass through Digby, be sure to stop awhile and admire that Memorial Avenue.