Merrimac is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The community takes its name from two possible sources: the Merrimack River in the New England region of the United States, or USS Merrimac, a Union navy frigate itself named for the river.

Merrimac is located on the floodplains in the central region of the city. The Laver, Nielsen, Veivers, Platell and Gooding families, among others, developed and operated dairies in the area, some up until around the late 1980s, when the land was developed as residential estates and golf resorts.

Merrimac is the site of new housing and building developments as of March 2006.

Merrimac Facts

  • postcode: 4226
  • population:


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