County of Stanley (South Australia)
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County of Stanley South Australia

South Australia
Old cottage, Penwortham.JPG
Cottage among grape vines at Penwortham in the Hundred of Clare
Stanley is located in South Australia
Coordinates33°48?S 138°35?E / 33.80°S 138.58°E / -33.80; 138.58Coordinates: 33°48?S 138°35?E / 33.80°S 138.58°E / -33.80; 138.58
Area4,080 km2 (1,574 sq mi)

The County of Stanley is one of the 49 cadastral counties of South Australia. It was proclaimed by Governor George Grey and named for Edward Stanley, Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1841 to 1845, who, in 1842, had advocated financial support for South Australia.[1] It is roughly bounded by the Wakefield River in the south, the approximate path of the Barrier Highway in the east, latitude 33°28' S in the north and longitudes 138°08' to 138°15' E in the west.[1]


The county is divided into 16 hundreds.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Placename Details: County of Stanley". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. SA0064493. Retrieved 2016. Derivation of Name: Lord Stanley, Sec of State for Colonies; Other Details: Area 1574 square miles. Lord Stanley sponsored a bill in the House of Commons in 1842 to make further advances to South Australia in order to allow the State to meet its liabilities.

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