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Gently undulating former orchard land which began to be subdivided in the 1970s. It was separated from West Pennant Hills in 1995.

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Dharug country before the Europeans came, Cherrybrook was created out of West Pennant Hills. It was named after the Harrison orchard, planted on the land cleared for the Castle Hill Government Farm. From the 1940s the orchards were broken up and sold. Further subdivision took place in the late 1970s to produce Hornsby's newest suburb.