Ermelo is founded

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Dutch reformed church

Thursday, 12 February 1880

Ermelo, the educational, industrial and commercial centre of a 7,750m² district in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa was founded by the Reverend Frans Lion Cachet of the Dutch Reformed Church, who was converted to Christianity in the town of Ermelo in the Netherlands. The town was reduced to a single standing house by the British during the Anglo-Boer War 2. Ermelo is the crossroads of three national highways, N2, N11 and the N17.

References:
• Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau.

Last updated : 11-Feb-2015

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011

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