Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal

Founded: 1863

Named after Thomas Estcourt, a British member of parliament.


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Originally called Bushman's River Post.

List of references:

Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pp 251-254
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 143
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 226-227

List of structures:

Agricultural Hall: 1901.
Barclays Bank - Now First National: n.d..
Bloukrans (Blaauwkrantz) Monument: 1897.
Court House, now Standard Bank: 1887.
Fort Durnford: 1874.
Market house for the Estcourt Local Board: 1907.
Post Office: 1935 ?.
Proposed bldgs for Abdool Rahman (Fort Durnford Museum, plan): 1904 04.
Rondalia Motel: 1950s?.
Sanatorium: 1890.
Town Hall: 1931.
Voortrekker Monument: n.d..
Wagendrift Dam: 1963.
Wesleyan Church: 1922.