Monday, September 28, 2009

Frankfort (G 11)

Frankfort is a small typical farming town 160 km from Johannesburg, situated on the banks of the Wilge River in the Free State province of South Africa, in an area commonly known as the Riemland area. It lies in the heart of South Africa’s maize growing area. Other farming that takes place in the area includes dairy, beef, wool and mutton.

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The town was originally laid out on the farm Roodepoort and named Frankfurt in 1886. At some later stage the 'o' replaced the 'u' and the town became known as Frankfort. At the heart of the town of Frankfort is the sandstone Dutch Reformed Church which was burnt down by the British troops during the Anglo-Boer War, rebuilt and inaugurated in 1918.
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