Rylstone is noted for its stone buildings. Not only are the public houses in Louee Street and the Churches made of local sandstone but also the private homes are. This is due to the abundance of stone in the surrounding mountains. Enjoy a walk along the route laid out and view the beauty of the old buildings.
The Rylstone area dates from the 1820’s and was originally called Dabee. A request for a village to be called Tongbong was made to Governor Gipps in 1840, however he decided that the name become Rylstone. In 1884 Rylstone was elevated to the status of a town.