Crows Nest is a small but growing town north of Toowoomba that is encounted when traveling north towards Kingaroy. Crows Nest is a quite pretty town that has lots of neat characteristics. The Town Square being a feature.
The town was named after Aboriginal, Jimmy Crow, who gave directions to early European settlers. He lived in a hollow tree known as Crows Nest. A statue of Crow stands in the centre of the village green.
Town facilities include a large pavilion for sports activities and other functions, showground’s and a 25 m heated pool. 6 km east of the town is the Crows Nest National Park.
Crows Nest was declared a town in 1876. A branch railway line from Toowoomba, which serviced a number of sawmills and a dairying district, was finished in 1886.
In the 1950s and 60s the town's population declined together with the local industries.