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Fouriesburg Town History - Fouriesburg Country Inn

 

History

Fouriesburg is a small town situated at the junction of the R711 and R26 routes in the eastern Free State, South Africa. It is near the Maluti Mountains and Witteberg Mountains only 10 km from Caledon’s Poort border post, which gives access to Lesotho.

During the late nineteenth century, this land Groenfontein was donated to the Orange Free State by a local farmer of Huguenot descent, Christoffel Fourie, for use as a temporary capital during the Second Boer War.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was the site of several engagements during the Boer War, and by 1902 the original settlement had been almost completely destroyed.Surrender Hill on route to Clarens can still be visited today.

 

 History recorded in a Book format

Feel free to order online a copy on detailed recordings at Protea Book Shop name Brandwaterkom Fouriesburg History.

Brandwaterkom Fouriesburg 120 Jaar 1893

Title by: Dupreez,J

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military History of Fouriesburg

Follow Link: HERE

 

 

 

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