The small village of Alectown is part of the thriving Parkes Shire and is located around 23 kilometres north of Parkes along the Newell Highway. It is a very small farming community and is situated close to the world famous Radio Telescope, 'The Dish'. The village boasts a strong rural fire group.
Community bush and old time dances are held in the War Memorial Hall. Australia's Bush Cathedral - Go Forth Faith Arena at Mamre Farm is only six kilometres east of Alectown where an annual "Old Fashioned Revival Camp Meeting" is held annually.