- Orchard Hills, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Postcode: 2748 Location: 56 km (35 mi) west of Sydney CBD LGA: Penrith City Council State District: Mulgoa Federal Division: Lindsay, McMahon Suburbs around Orchard Hills: South Penrith Kingswood St Marys Glenmore Park Orchard Hills St Clair Mulgoa Luddenham Erskine Park
Orchard Hills is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Orchard Hills is located 56 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Orchard Hills takes its name from the orchards located on the area's undulating hills at the turn of the Twentieth century. In 1806, Governor Philip King granted 600 acres (2.4 km2) in what is now Orchard Hills to Mary Putland, the daughter of the incoming governor, William Bligh. She named the property Frogmore. Adjoining the Frogmore Estate was the York Estate, originally owned by the York family. When it was subdivided in the late 1880s, the land was mainly sold for orchards and vineyards. By the early 1900s a rural community had established in the area and a village developed. The Mount Hope Methodist Church was built in 1904 and the York Estate Public School was built in 1910. Until this time the area had no consistent name being known by different people as Frogmore, York and Mount Hope. A public meeting was called in October 1910 at the new school to choose a name and Orchard Hills won the day.
- ^ "Penrith Local Suburb Profiles - Orchard Hills". Penrith City Council. http://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/index.asp?id=435. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
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