Aberdeen, Eastern Cape

Founded: 1855

Named after the birthplace in Scotland of the Dutch Reformed minister Reverend Andrew Murray.

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The town became a municipality in 1858.

List of references:

Fagan, Gawie & Fagan, Gwen. 2008. Brakdak : platdakke in die Karoo. Cape Town: Breestraat Publikasies. pp 2-5
Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pp 551-553
Fransen, Hans. 2006. Old towns and villages of the Cape. A survey of the origin and development of towns, villages and hamlets at the Cape of Good Hope. With particular reference to their physical planning and historical landscape. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball. pp 236-237
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 76
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 89
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 7
Schoeman, Chris. 2013. Historical Karoo, The : Traces of the past in South Africa's arid interior. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pp 87-94

List of buildings:

Anglican church: n.d..
Magistrate's Court and Post Office: 1898.
Market Hall: 1897.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1864 : 1908.
Public School: 1912.
Wesleyan Methodist Church: 1882.