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Frederikstad
Potchefstroom district, North West

Date:1885
Type:Housing scheme
Status:Derelict

 


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Coordinates:
26°30'30.42" S 27°09'05.07" E Alt: 1430m

Frederikstad was established in 1885 and named after Frederik Wolmarans. It was supposed to be a town, the plans had been made but it never developed. There was a station of the NZASM South-Western Line Railway Station - Frederikstad, which is now a ruin and in fact the tracks have disappeared.

During the South African (Anglo-Boer) War the Battle of Frederikstad took place here between the British on the one side and Boer commandos from the Transvaal and the Free State, on the other. There is a memorial to the Boers who died in this battle.

(Wikipedia; Rural & Urban Exploration, accessed 2022 08 11)


Writings about this entry

Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1972. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 5 For-Hun. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 31