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Montville

Montville is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, on the Blackall Range in Queensland, Australia, around 400 metres above sea level. At the 2011 census, Montville and the surrounding area had a population of 886.Early settlementThe first white settlers arrived in the area in 1887 and the town was later named by Henry Smith after a suggestion by his mother, as it reminded her of their early years in Montville, USA.From about 1900 the town became a popular mountain resort. Montville was the setting for Eleanor Dark's 1959 novel Lantana Lane.Montville Post Office opened by February 1910 .Montville was predominantly a logging then farming community until a tourism boom which commenced during the 1970s, taking advantage of the scenic views of the Sunshine Coast and the nearby rainforest walks.Heritage listingsMontville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Razorback Road and Main Street (Montville-Mapleton Road): Montville Memorial PrecinctCommunity facilitiesThe town is well served with facilities, including churches, a village green and community hall and a large sportsground featuring a football field, tennis courts and a wood working centre. The Montville State School, founded in 1896, has grown in recent years and now has around 160 pupils.
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