Horton is a rural locality five km east of Childers and 40 km south of Bundaberg. It was one of the first places settled by Europeans in the Isis Scrub.

In 1881 several homestead blocks were selected in the Isis Scrub, land rich in timber and, when cleared, highly fertile for growing sugar cane. Among the first European settlers was William Horton. The area's first church, Methodist, was opened at the future village of Horton. In 1886-87 a railway was built east from Childers, and a hotel and store were opened at Horton. The Horton Provisional School opened in 1888.


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