Lake Macquarie History

Alton Road

Alton Road was declared on the 3rd May 1897; it was part of the 1,500 acre Avondale Estate. Alton Road may have been named by the Adventists. There are no less than 12 towns in US named Alton. The 'felled timber bridge' is near the end of Alton Road in the Olney State Forest.

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