Proclaimed Main Road no. 503 in 1945 the Putty Road takes a northerly route of about 150kms from Wilberforce in the Hawkesbury Region to Singleton in the Hunter Valley.
See also the following websites: http://www.puttyroadmemorial.com.au/history-of-the-putty-road
The road which incidentally does not go through the small village of Putty, follows the approximate track blazed by John Howe in 1820 and has since been known as the Parson’s Road, the Bulga Road, Military Road, Singleton Road and the road to the Coal River (an early name for the Hunter). During World War Two this inland route to the Hunter Valley was redeveloped (commencing in 1939)with the various parts of the road upgraded and formed into a continuous route.
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