Samford Village

About Samford Village

Samford Village, known as Samford until 1981, is surrounded on three sides by Samford Valley.

After the subdivision of farms into acreage homesites commenced in the 1960s, Samford became a desirable rural residential address and hundreds of residents now commute from their homes to work in Brisbane. Only a small number of fully functioning farming properties still remain.

Samford Village is an idyllic picture of relaxed country living, it’s located close to the city but still feels a world away with its rolling hills, wide open spaces and country charm.

The town centre is a number of preserved heritage buildings, a fascinating history museum, gourmet character cafes, a century old pub, train-themed playground and quaint slab hut art and craft gallery.

Key local facilities in Samford Village include the community centre, Farmers Hall, multiple churches and a public swimming pool.

Samford Village is a small suburb only containing one primary school, Samford State School. More primary and secondary schools can be found in neighbouring suburbs.

Things to see and do in Samford Village

History of Samford

Samford's very first inhabitants were an aboriginal tribe which belonged to the Waka language group, whose territory also included the upper Brisbane River and the South Burnett.

Being in a relatively secluded valley, the Samford area was not settled by Europeans until 1855 when the Samford pastoral run was taken up. Parts of the run, particularly fertile river flats, were subject to closer settlement in the late 1860s, and a primary school was opened in 1872. The Samford Range and Mount Nebo were harvested for cedar and hoop pine and the cleared land was used for dairying.

In 1919 the Farmers' Hall was opened by Samford farmers, coinciding with plans for soldier settlement farms in Highvale further west. The opening of the railway line (1919) through Samford, terminating at Dayboro, improved marketing conditions for dairying and banana growing.

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