Jamestown is encounted when travelling east to west from Clare to Burra. Jamestown is a great small community that has put considerable emphasis on the town’s history. Jamestown is an old town.

Jamestown is a town in the Mid North region of South Australia 207 kilometres (129 mi) north of Adelaide? It is on the banks of the Belalie Creek and on the railway line between Gladstone and Peterborough, and ultimately on the main line linking Adelaide and Perth to Sydney.

Jamestown (originally James Town) was named after Sir James Fergusson, the Governor of South Australia when the town was surveyed in 1871. Its streets are all named for towns in his native Scotland

Major products of the area are grain, legumes, wool and timber. The world's first plantation forest was the Bundaleer Forest first planted in the area in 1876.

Sir John Cockburn was the town's first mayor, doctor, and later Premier of South Australia in 1889–1890.

Jamestown is the birthplace of Australian bush legend, Reginald Murray Williams (1908–2003), better known as R. M. Williams, the bush outfitter, and Sir Raphael Cilento (1893–1985), tropical medicine pioneer, noted public servant and father of actress Diane Cilento.

The Jamestown War Memorial is a really wonderful acknowledgement for a small community.

The Hotels in the town are all century/ federation era pubs.

The Catholic Church is a standout, but all denominations are over 100 years old.

The main street and the many old buildings including the butcher shop are a delight to take in; allow a day or stopover if you can.

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