The village of Fords Bridge, located on the Warrego River, was once a tiny flourishing town with a butcher shop, post office, school and race track. Today "Fordsie" is a sleepy town of four!
However, Fords Bridge can claim at least one famous association: the drunken bush poet, Henry Lawson, lived and worked in the area.
A little-known or understood geological oddity occurs in the Fords Bridge area - northeast of the town is a location known as the "Sounding Mound". It's a 30-metre by 12-metre area, which sounds hollow when jumped upon, although hard on top. The region contains many such curiosities, which may be 'mound springs.