Cathcart, Eastern Cape
Cathcart is a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, named after Sir George Cathcart, governor of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope 1852–1853. The town is situated on the N6, 48 kilometres (30 mi) north of Stutterheim en route to Queenstown.
Main street in Cathcart
|• Total||30.1 km2 (11.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||93.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Originally a small military post, established during the Eighth Frontier War, it was established as a village in 1858 when German colonists arrived in the region. Work on its railway connection to East London on the coast was begun by the Cape government of John Molteno in 1876 and the line was officially opened on 3 November 1879.
- St. Alban's Anglican Church is located at
- Cathcart High School is located at
- Burman, Jose (1984). Early railways at the Cape. Human & Rousseau.
- Menache, Philippe; David, Darryl Earl (2015). Church Tourism in South Africa: A Travel Odyssey : Also Featuring, On Tour with Wynand Louw. Menache and David (Self published). ISBN 978-0-620-67799-8.
Media related to Cathcart at Wikimedia Commons
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