Urana is encounted when traveling the Cowra to Narrandera route if traveling north (or south). Urana is a crossroads town that may be encounted when traveling the roads of the Riverina. For a while, all roads seem to go to Urana.
Urana is an old and now historic town that has clearly seen better days. That said the quirkiness of the place determines if nearby the diversion and visit is recommended.
Urana was first settled by Europeans during the 1850s. In May 1859 a design for the "Town of Urana" by Surveyor Hayes was approved by the New South Wales Executive Council. The name Urana comes from the Aboriginal word 'airana', meaning a temporary shelter (usually consisting of a simple frame of branches covered with bark, leaves, or grass).
In August 1863 near Urana the notorious bushranger, Dan 'Mad Dog' Morgan, and his accomplice Clarke held up the Police Magistrate based at Wagga Wagga, Henry Baylis.
The surviving Urana pub is over 70 years old but looks older.