South Australia
Merriton is located in South Australia
Coordinates33°26′05″S 138°09′00″E / 33.434670°S 138.149880°E / -33.434670; 138.149880
Population55 (SAL 2021)[1]
LGA(s)Port Pirie Regional Council
RegionMid North
State electorate(s)Frome
Federal division(s)Grey
Localities around Merriton:
Wandearah East Wandearah East
Crystal Brook
Crystal Brook
Wandearah East Merriton Crystal Brook
Clements Gap Redhill Redhill

Merriton is a locality in South Australia beside the Augusta Highway between Crystal Brook and Redhill.[2] The town was named in the 1870s for the president of the local cricket club, George Merrit, by John Millar, former member of parliament.[2]


Merriton was originally a private subdivision of section 97 of the Hundred of Crystal Brook, County of Victoria, at the point just south of where the main road from Clements Gap to Crystal Brook crossed the Broughton River.[3] The name and boundaries for the long-established locality were formalised in 2001.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Merriton (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Search for 'Merriton, LOCB'". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. SA0044397. Retrieved 16 June 2017. Originally a private subdivision of section 97. John Millar, an ex-legsilator, named the subdivision in the 1870s. George Merrit was the President of the local cricket club. Boundaries created in April 2001 for long established name.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Hundred of Cystal Brook" (PDF). Surveyor General's Office, Government of South Australia. 1887. Retrieved 16 June 2017. (map image)