Towns in Australia

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Powelltown VIC


Postcode: 3797

Powelltown is a small settlement in the Yarra State Forest east of Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia.

It began life as a timber town in the 1890s, being named after the Powell Wood Processing Company which harvested mountain ash in the Upper Yarra Valley. The logs were transported from the forests to the sawmills by tram and from there to the railheads at Yarra Junction and Warburton.

Today, many of the trails constructed to transport timber have been opened up as walking trails and driving routes for tourists.