Mapleton, a rural town, is at the northern end of the Blackall Range, 95 km north of central Brisbane and 25 km inland from Maroochydore. In 1892 a postal receiving office was opened at a local farm house when the area was known as Luton. Two years later it was decided to name the postal site Mapleton, possibly after a village in Derbyshire, England.

Further Reading: 

Back to Mapleton celebrations January 30th 1967: souvenir booklet, Nambour, Nambour Newspaper Co, 1967

Lindsay Wareham, Mapleton - 100 years - A tribute to our pioneers, Mapleton, Lindsey Wareham, 1988


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