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Philippolis is a small town in the Free State Province of So
Philippolis is a small town in the Free State Province of South Africa. It was founded as a missionary outpost in 1823, making it the oldest settlement in the Free State. Philippolis was named after Dr. John Philip. Adam Kok II, a Griqua leader, settled here with his people in 1826 and was made the protector of the mission. Koks son Adam Kok III and his followers later migrated across the Drakensberg mountains to settle in Kokstad. The writer and intellectual Sir Laurens van der Post was born in Philippolis.