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Bell is a country town and area in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. It is in the western lower regions of the Bunya Mountains, 39 kilometers 24 mi north of Dalby. At the 2011 enumeration, Bell had a populace of 544. Initially the zone around Bell was a piece of a substantial land holding called Jimbour Station. During the 1870s the zone was opened up for nearer settlement and Angus and Christina McPhee from Scotland turned into the principal pilgrims closest to what might turn into the town of Bell.

After some time different families - including Bellingham, Bradley, Edwards, Ensor, Rush and Walker - settled in the region of Cattle Creek and in 1878 a school was set up at Maida Hill to cook for these families. In April 1906 the Bell Branch railroad line was opened connecting to the principle line at Dalby. The main land deals in Bell were in May 1906. The town was named after Sir Joshua Peter Bell who, around then, was proprietor of Jimbour Station.

The railroad kept on working until 1994. Maida Hill Post Office opened on 8 September 1877. It was renamed Bell by 1898, Malakoff in 1907 and shut in 1930. Bell Railway Station Post Office opened by December 1906 and was renamed Bell in 1907. The Bell Provisional school opened on 4 November 1907. The Bradley, McPhee and Shaw families include emphatically on the enrolments of 1907. On 1 January 1909, it moved toward becoming Bell State School.

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