The farmers had to decide on which farm the town will be established, the two farms were Sunshine and the others Excelsior (Latin), which means in English “Higher Up”, the farm Excelsior was chosen due to the location that it was “higher up’. The first church was erected in the vicinity of where the Farmers Co-op is situated today.
As in all small towns, ghost stories are very popular. Rumours are that in Piet Bok's house there are ghosts and demons that roam, the owner shot himself in this house.
Water to the town were supplied via boreholes, are filled with good levels of fluoride and stored in a sandstone reservoirs up at the "neck" of the road that leads to Winburg, kids consuming this water all have good teeth.
VerkeerdevleiVerkeerdevlei is a small town in the Free State