Geurie is small town (population 500) around midway between the larger centres of Wellington and Dubbo so I guess began as a wayside spot. It is on the railway line that is serviced by the daily XPT passenger service from Sydney to Dubbo.
I noticed a big grain silo beside the railway line too. I am sure that also played a part in its history.
The town today has shops, a swimming pool, community halls, sports fields and of course houses. It seems like a nice well functioning community.