Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Barberton, a mining town of the Transvaal, South Africa, situated in the De Kaap gold-fields 292 miles N. of Durban. It sprang up in 1886 owing to the influx of miners and speculators attracted by a promising reef, and took its name from one of the earliest prospectors. It is now a local centre of some importance.