Crows Nest

Crows Nest is in the Darling Downs region of Queensland.

Crows Nest is located on the New England Highway, 160 kilometres from Brisbane and 45 kilometres from the city of Toowoomba. Crows Nest is in the Toowoomba Council region and has a population of around 1600 people.

Crows Nest was declared a town in 1876 and the Crows Nest Post Office opened in 1878.

It is claimed that Crows Nest was named after an Aboriginal, Jimmy Crow, who gave directions to early European settlers. He lived in a big hollow tree near the police station, which became known as Crows Nest. A statue of Jimmy Crow was unveiled in the Centenary Park at Crows Nest in 1969. This Crows Nest statue is believed to be the only memorial in Australia to an Aboriginal person after whom a town was named.

Crows Nest boasts pet friendly accommodation in the form of Crows Nest pet friendly caravan parks and pet friendly Crows Nest cottages and also in Crows Nest you will find pet food outlets, pet transport, pet breeders, boarding kennels and catteries, Crows Nest vets, farriers, horse dentists, and pet insurance agents are always passing through Crows Nest.

If you happen to be heading to the Darling Downs region you really should make sure you drop in and spend some time with the Crows Nest people.

Jimmy Crow Statue information In 1913, the Shire of Crows Nest was formed with the town becoming the administrative centre for the new local government area. The shire expanded in 1949 and was merged into the Toowoomba Region local government area in 2008. In the 1950s and 60s the town's population declined, together with the local industries.[2]

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