the name "Garafraxa" came to be is unknown, but a
number of theories exist.
is derived from an Indian word meaning "panther country"
an old Irish estate or castle
the beloved Scottish stream, the Garry
the Gaelic "garry fraech" meaning "rough heath"
local botany Saxifrage or Sassafras
English word gara or gar means either a small triangular
piece of land or cloth as in a sail, and the Township
could be considered part fracta of the Gore, or Gara