Sassafras, Tasmania

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Sassafras
Tasmania
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Sassafras
Coordinates 41°16′54″S146°29′09″E / 41.2818°S 146.4857°E / -41.2818; 146.4857 Coordinates: 41°16′54″S146°29′09″E / 41.2818°S 146.4857°E / -41.2818; 146.4857
Population347 (2016) [1]
Postcode(s) 7307
Location20 km (12 mi) SE of Devonport
LGA(s) Latrobe, Meander Valley
Region Launceston, North-west and west
State electorate(s) Braddon, Lyons
Federal Division(s) Braddon, Lyons
Localities around Sassafras:
Latrobe Thirlstane Harford
Acacia HillsSassafrasFrankford
Railton Merseylea Parkham

Sassafras is a locality and small rural community in the local government areas of Latrobe and Meander Valley, in the Launceston and North-west and west regions of Tasmania. It is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the town of Devonport. The Mersey River forms part of its western boundary, and the Bass Highway passes through from south to north-west. [2] The 2016 census determined a population of 347 for the state suburb of Sassafras. [1]

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History

European settlement came to the Sassafras district in the 1850s. [3] The land was covered by almost impervious scrub, and it had to be cleared before farming could begin. [4] A chapel was opened in 1865 and a State School five years later. [3]

Road infrastructure

Four shielded minor roads [5] terminate at the Bass Highway in Sassafras. The C153 route (Native Plains Road) runs south from the north-western end to Railton. The C704 route (Oppenheims Road) runs north and east from the northern extremity to Harford, and from there provides access to many localities, including Port Sorell. The C706 route (East Sassafras Road) runs east within Sassafras and then north to Harford, while the C713 route (Chapel Road) runs north from the centre to Harford.

Notable people

See also

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References

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