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Lexton

Lexton is a town in western Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Pyrenees local government area.

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  • Area:141.353 km2
  • Elevation:312 m
  • Population:231
  • Local Government Area:Pyrenees Shire Council

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Lexton is a town in western Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Pyrenees local government area. It is on the Sunraysia Highway, 161 kilometres (100 mi) north west of the state capital Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Lexton and the surrounding area had a population of 149. # History The Post Office opened in the area on 1 July 1848 as Burn Bank and was renamed to Lexton in 1854 when the township was settled.Diarist Charles Evans stopped in the area in 1854 on his way to the Avoca goldfields and described his visit as such: About midday we arrived at Burn Bank. The village or town or whatever they call it looks exceedingly pretty & picturesque from the road. It is situated in a rich pleasant valley, possesses two Inns, two stores & about a dozen houses. We found our missing friends at the Inn waiting in hungry impatience for the announcement of dinner. It appears that the only food they have had since they left us was a loaf which a samaritan in a dray divided with them. Their appetites therefore were a source of no small wonder & admiration to the landlord. # Weather # Things to do The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League. Golfers play at the course of the Lexton Golf Club at the Recreation Reserve.Lexton is host to the annual Rainbow Serpent Festival.

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