Georges Plains is located approximately 12 km south of Bathurst, via Perthville. The village of Georges Plains, named by European settlers in honour of King George III, was one of at least three Government stock stations established when the western side of the Macquarie was reserved for Government use.
Georges Plains sits in the heart of what was once the first great food bowl of the fledgling colony of NSW. European settlement in this area originally consisted of large pastoral grants and the village of Georges Plains was once a fully functioning township servicing the needs of the rural area. It is still possible to see the remnants of the shop and post office in the main street, the disused railway station still stands, and the old hotel is now a private residence.