ⓘ Corporate Town of Jamestown

                                     

ⓘ Corporate Town of Jamestown

The Corporate Town of Jamestown was a local government area in South Australia, centred on the town of Jamestown. It was proclaimed on 25 July 1878, severing the seven-year old settlement of Jamestown from the surrounding District Council of Belalie. The first mayor was John Cockburn, later Premier of South Australia, with George Hingston Lake as town clerk. Under the new council, it instituted a tree-planting program from 1879, reportedly the first town in rural South Australia to do so.

In 1881 he was reported to be a population of 995, while it remained unchanged for several decades, by 1936 it reported a population of more than 1.500, with 361 homes and 106 companies, with the landscape described as "one of the best agricultural districts in this state". In the 1950-ies, the Council offices was founded from the former Jamestown College, and then transformed into a memorial hall. In 1979, the Council launched the program kerbing and sealing Jamestown street. On 1 January 1991, were immersed in the surrounding district Council of Jamestown, a United Council to unite itself with other municipalities to form the Northern areas Council in 1997.