Derby’s Around the World
Although the history of Derby is of course unique, you might be surprised to find that we are not the only Derby in the world. Below is some information on various places that share our name.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge – Derby, Colorado, USA.
With a population of 8,692, this Derby is located in Adams County. As a suburb of Denver, it was in fact named after our city of Derby and sits just to the east of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
Map of – Derby, Kansas, USA
Located in Sedgewick County and the largest suburb of Wichita, Derby, Kansas has a population of 25,625. Derby, Kansas is known for its beautiful landscapes, walking paths and bike trials.
Annual fireworks display from the Derby-Shelton Bridge – Derby Connecticut, USA
Derby, Connecticut is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, approximately 8 miles west-northwest of New Haven. Its population stands at 12,485 and it was originally named Paugasset in 1642 before changing its name to Derby, (after our city) in 1675.
Derby, Western Australia
Boab Prison Tree – Derby, Western Australia, Australia.
Derby, Australia is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Although it has a small population of 3,325 it is rich in cultural diversity, with the local Aboriginal Australian culture represented strongly in the local community and culture. Local legend claims that a boab tree near Derby was used as a prison, it has been named the “Boab Prison Tree”.
Derby, New York
Lake Erie – Derby, New York USA.
18 miles south-west of Buffalo and located on the shores of Lake Erie this Derby is a hamlet of New York. In the early 19th century, many wealthy families from Buffalo built their summer estates there.
Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience – Derby, Tasmania.
Located in the northeast of Tasmania and a site of extensive tin mining in the late 1800’s, Derby, Tasmania hosted round two of the Enduro World Series – one of the hardest to win titles in the sport of Mountain Biking – in 2019. In the wooded hills surrounding Derby there are 78 miles of mountain bike trails called the Blue Derby.
Derby, South Africa
Derby – North West Province, South Africa.
Located in the North-West province and named after the British Secretary of State Lord Derby, Derby, South Africa began life as a refuge for destitute people and is around 118km west of Johannesburg.