- Free State
- Petrus Steyn
The farming town of Petrus Steyn on the R26, known for wheat, maize, sunflowers, potatoes, cattle and sheep production, was named after the late husband of the widow Steyn who sold the farm Sterkfontein conditional to the proposed new town bearing his name and in 1914 the town was established.
It is said to be the highest town above sea level in the Free State, is situated in the maize triangle and has one of the biggest co-operative grain silos in the province.
Of interest are the ox-wagon tracks preserved in a cement slab dating back to the Great Trek (1838), the Wagon Wheel monument in the Dirkie Uys Square, and the Language Monument which commemorates the centenary of Afrikaans.
About 11km from town on the Frankfort road is the unusual Dutch Reformed Mission Church, originally built as a house before the South African (Anglo-Boer) War, with a christening font carved from a petrified tree trunk.
The department of Arts and Culture published the name change of Petrus Steyn to Mamafubedu in their government notice No. 914 of Gazette No. 35846 on the 2nd of November 2012.
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