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Established in 1891, Mylor was laid out as a town site when service centres were needed to support the new working men's blocks in the area.  South Australia's Acting Governor Sir James Boucaut, named the town after his Cornish birthplace.

Mylor effectively replaced a little community which had informally developed on a property named Rockford.  Established businesses transferred to the new location and it quickly provided supplies and services.  Some settlers formed a co-operative store, while others handled anything from bread to bootmaking.  The town soon featured churches and a school, but no hotel.  Much heritage from Mylor's early development still stands.

The town is surrounded by parklands and reserves, while outside the town, close to the Onkaparinga River, is the Mylor Recreation Centre.  This wedge of land, bigger than the town itself, had its origins in an 1898 initiative by the Government to provide an experimental orchard to research the best fruits for the area.