Yorketown is a town and a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located in the southern Yorke peninsula about 91 kilometres (57 mi) west of the state capital of adelaide and about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of the municipal seat of Maitland, at the 2016 census, the locality had a population of 969 of which 642 lived in its town centre. Yorketown began as a private sub-division in section 85 of the cadastral unit of the hundred of Melville in 1872 its name was declared by the surveyor-general of South Australia as an official place name on 16 November 1995. Boundaries were created for the locality which was given the "Long established name" of Yorktown on 27 May 1999.The area associated with Yorktown is known as Garrdinya by the Narungga, the aboriginal people of the Yorke peninsula.

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  • Population: 642, 969
  • State electorate(s): Narungga
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1872
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.