- Free State
Rouxville is a small town on the southern-most border of the Free State, probably one of the smallest towns in South Africa and is situated on the main road (N6) from Johannesburg to East London, 170km south of Bloemfontein via Reddersburg and Smithfield and 39km from Aliwal North, where the hot springs are.
Wool, Afrikander cattle and a stud of saddle horses, famous for their five different gaits, are the pride of the Rouxville district.
Rouxville was founded in 1863 as a church centre and meeting place for the farming community on the farm Zuurbult owned by Petrus Weppenaar. The town was named after the Reverend Pieter Roux, who for ten years, used to ride around the Eastern Free State towns, including Rouxville, to conduct services.
There are a number of historical buildings in Rouxville.
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