Milton is the opposite of Ulladulla, but survives in its shadow. Milton is a delightful old classic town and community and the locals and others in the region love Milton. And so will you. Milton is an old town that predates the beach come tourism mantra. Milton was a practical town providing services to practical people for 100 years. Only in the 50ís did the town start falling out of favour for the new tourism of Ulladulla.
The reason for the name of the town is not readily known.
Milton was founded in the middle of the 19th century. The coastal area of in the Milton-Ulladulla-Mollymook area was seen by Captain James Cook in 1770 when sailing north along the east coast of Australia and he noted the nearby Pigeon House Mountain.
The Reverend Thomas Kendall was the first European settler to the area when he started cutting cedar at Narrawallee Creek near Milton. Milton, as a town, is classified with the Australian National Trust and this is because of the number of homes and buildings in the town that were built from 1870 onwards.
Milton has a NSW Government Primary School; Milton Public School and two private schools; Shaolhaven Anglican School and St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School.