Over the years, present day Tahmoor has had many names including Myrtle Creek, Bargo, Bargo West, Cordeaux, Bronzewing Park and finally Tahmoor, a local Aboriginal word for "Bronzewinged Pigeon".
Although it is a modern town, there are intriguing pockets of history and general interest.
Tahmoor boasts the oldest house in the Shire, the Travellers Inn, now privately owned. A cycleway links Tahmoor with nearby Thirlmere.
Nearby is Wirrimbirra Sanctuary, Dingo Sanctuary, Tahmoor Inn, Tahmoor Garden Centre, Tahmoor Town Centre, Tahmoor Sportsground and BMX Track and Kiah Ridge Conference Centre.