The historic village of Murringo lies some 24 kilometres due east of Young where the Boorowa Road drops gently to a well-watered valley. First settled in 1827, it was one of the earliest settlements west of the Great Dividing Range and the buildings that remain are a realistic reminder of those days. After Surveyor Larmer's visit of 1849 Murringo, then known as Marengo, was gazetted as a village in 1850 and a surveyed plan drawn up for its future growth.
The historic buildings of Murringo include the Christ Church Anglican Church, built in the 1860's; the Marengo Hotel, licensed in 1856; the police station built in 1880; the public school built in 1870 with a stone residence completed in 1879; and the Plough Inn built before 1860. The whole village is a unique historic enclave well worth preserving.