South Australia
Pelicans on Lake Albert at Meningie in the Hundred of Bonney
Russell is located in South Australia
Coordinates35°27′S 139°28′E / 35.45°S 139.47°E / -35.45; 139.47
Established2 June 1842[1]
Area3,427 square kilometres (1,323 sq mi)[2]
LGA(s)Coorong District Council
City of Murray Bridge
Lands administrative divisions around Russell:
Sturt Sturt Albert
Ocean Russell Buccleuch
Ocean Cardwell Cardwell

The County of Russell is one of the 49 cadastral counties in South Australia. It was proclaimed in 1842 by Governor George Grey and named for Lord John Russell, who was involved in the early development of the (British) South Australian colony (at the time of the county's proclamation) when he was Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.[2] It covers a portion of the state bounded to the west by the eastern half of Lake Alexandrina and the section of the Murray River extending to Bowhill in the north and bounded to the south by the coastline adjoining the Coorong coastal lagoon and fully surrounds Lake Albert which is excluded from its extent.[2][3] This includes the north western quarter of the contemporary local government area of Coorong District Council.


The County of Russell is divided into the following 9 hundreds:


  1. ^ Jackson, J. Alex (2 June 1842). "untitled (division of province into counties)" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. 1842. Government of South Australia: 3. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Search for 'County of Russell, CNTY'". Government of South Australia. SA0059702. Archived from the original on 7 December 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016. Area 1323 square miles. Lord Russell was the Secretary of State for The Colonies who secured the appointment of the Imperial Select Committee that enquired into the affairs of South Australia in its infancy.
  3. ^ "Search result for 'Lake Albert, LOCB'". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. SA0068057. Archived from the original on 7 December 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2016.