The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale form the southern part of the ‘Heritage
Country’, that also include the townships of Byford and Mundijong, as well as
Serpentine and Jarrahdale. The region represents the true country lifestyle of
Western Australia, with farms, orchards and historic towns. Jarrahdale is
classified by the National Trust and is Western Australia’s first timber town
(1872). A picturesque town, with many old timber cottages surrounded by forest,
it still operates a small mill.
The name ‘Jarrahdale’ comes from the Jarrah
growing in the area and some of the best Jarrah forest in Western Australia. The
area was settled in 1872, with the granting of timber licenses.