Jacobsdal, North West

Jacobsdal was a hamlet 13 km south of Zeerust and 18 km north-east of Ottoshoop. It was laid out on the farm Vergenoegd 46 and named after its owner, David Jacobs.[1]On 15 August 1868 the first NG church was established by Ds F L Cachet.In 1872, the church bought some ground from W Kirstein, and started laying out erven. This town was then named Jacobsdal (Jacobsdaal - old name). Unluckily the establihment of Zeerust a short distance away, spelled the beginnig of the end for Jacobsdal

Coordinates: 25.630°S 26.071°E / -25.630; 26.071
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
MunicipalityRamotshere Moiloa
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code018


  1. Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 227. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
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