South Australia
Lobster sculpture at Kingston in the Hundred of Lacepede
MacDonnell is located in South Australia
Coordinates36°39′S 140°25′E / 36.65°S 140.41°E / -36.65; 140.41
Area4,784 km2 (1,847.1 sq mi)
LGA(s)Kingston District Council
Tatiara District Council
Naracoorte Lucindale Council
RegionLimestone Coast[1]
Lands administrative divisions around MacDonnell:
Ocean Cardwell
Lowan (Vic)
Ocean MacDonnell Lowan (Vic)
Follett (Vic)
Ocean Robe Follett (Vic)
Adjoining counties[3]

The County of MacDonnell is one of the 49 cadastral counties of South Australia. It was proclaimed in 1857 and named for the South Australian Governor at the time of proclamation, Richard Graves MacDonnell.[2] It is located in the upper south-east of the state from the Limestone Coast at Kingston to the Victorian border.[2] This includes the following contemporary local government areas of the state:


The County of MacDonnell is divided into the following 15 hundreds:


  1. ^ "Limestone Coast SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Search for 'County of MacDonnell, CNTY' (ID SA0041829)". Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 7 December 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016. Area 1847 square miles. Named after Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell, KT, CB, Governor of South Australia 8 June 1855 to 4 March 1862.
  3. ^ "HUNDRED MAP Series Index Map" (PDF). Department of Environment and Heritage, Government of South Australia. December 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2015.