Jacobsdal, North West

Jacobsdal was a hamlet 13 km south of Zeerust and 18 km north-east of Ottoshoop. It was laid out on the farm Vergenoegd 46 and named after its owner, David Jacobs.[1] On 15 August 1868, the first NG church was established by Ds F L Cachet. In 1872, the church bought some ground from W Kirstein, and started laying out erven.[clarification needed] This town was then named Jacobsdal (Jacobsdaal – old name). Unluckily, the establishment of Zeerust a short distance away, spelled the beginning of the end for Jacobsdal.

Jacobsdal
Jacobsdal is located in North West (South African province)
Jacobsdal
Jacobsdal
Jacobsdal is located in South Africa
Jacobsdal
Jacobsdal
Coordinates: 25°37′48″S 26°04′16″E / 25.630°S 26.071°E / -25.630; 26.071Coordinates: 25°37′48″S 26°04′16″E / 25.630°S 26.071°E / -25.630; 26.071
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
MunicipalityRamotshere Moiloa
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8710
PO box
8710
Area code018


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 227. Retrieved 28 August 2013.