“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Jamaica

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By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2019
Ocho Rios Fort and Marker
1Jamaica, Ocho Rios — Ocho Rios Fort
Ocho Rios Fort The Ocho Rios Fort is one of the oldest buildings in Ocho It was originally built in the 17th century and was strengethned in 1780 when Jamaica was experiencing an attack from French forces. Its unique location allows . . . Map (db m129718) HM
2Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Kingston — Reverend John Ratcliffe
The Rev. John Radcliffe, Preacher, teacher and poet. Died 7th Sept. 1892. After residing 44 years in the island. Erected by some admirers of his genius and personal worth as a mark of their high esteem. Damaged by earthquake Jan. 1907 . . . Map (db m200946) HM
3Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Kingston — St Andrew's Scots KirkDuke Street - Financial & Legal District — Our History —
St Andrew's Scots Kirk The Presbyterian St Andrew's Scots Kirk church is a national monument. Octagonal in shape, the church's gallery is supported by 12 Ionic mahogany pillars, and the roof boasts another 12 mahogany pillars of . . . Map (db m200944) HM
4Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — Fort Charles
Fort Charles, built in 1656, is the oldest fort in Jamaica. Originally named Fort Cromwell, it was renamed in 1662 to honour Charles II, restored King of England. The original armament of 10 guns was increased to 36 in 1667 and to 104 in 1765. When . . . Map (db m92249) HM
5Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — H.M.S. "Aboukir"
The machinery of this factory was erected by the engineers of H.M.S. "Aboukir" Steam up April 20th 1865 J. Harwood Chief Engr Pr Cracroft. C.B. CommodoreMap (db m92388) HM
6Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — Horatio Nelson in Jamaica
In this place dwelt Horatio Nelson, —————— You who tread his footprints remember his glory.Map (db m91179) HM
7Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — Lucas Barrett
In Memory of Lucas Barrett F.G.S. F.L.S. Director of the Jamaican Geological Survey From 1859 to 1862 Who died while conducting underwater research off Port Royal on December 19, 1862 aged twenty five years. Erected by The Geological Society of . . . Map (db m92247) HM
8Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — St. Peter's Church
Completed 1726 To replace the original parish church sunk below the waves in 1692Map (db m92246) HM
9Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — The 1907 and 1957 Jamaica Earthquakes
The 1907 Earthquake Port Royal On January 14, 1907 at about 3:30 a.m. a severe earthquake occurred which affected the Kingston-Port Royal area. In Port Royal the shock caused the still standing walls of the sunken city to collapse. The most . . . Map (db m92410) HM
10Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — The Great War 1914-1918
Message to the Governor of Jamaica from the Secretary of State for the Colonies 16th November 1918. Now that the War has been brought to a victorious conclusion I desire on-behalf of his Majesty's Government to express to the people of Jamaica and . . . Map (db m92395) WM
11Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — The Historic Royal Naval Hospital
Built around 1818, the Historic Royal Naval Hospital is an early example of the use of cast iron in construction. It was designed by a team headed by naval architect Edward Holl and constructed using the labour of enslaved Africans. The . . . Map (db m92248) HM
12Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — Welcome to Port Royal
Once called the "richest and wickedest city in the world," Port Royal was also the virtual capital of Jamaica. To it came men of all races, treasures of silks, doubloons and gold from Spanish ships, looted on the high seas by the notorious "Brethren . . . Map (db m91193) HM
13Jamaica, Kingston Parish, Port Royal — 'Ye Olde Parade Bar'
Built in the 18th century as a penny lodging and bar serving the population of Port Royal including the british sailors and soldiers stationed at Fort Charles. During the last century it was managed by a chinese family who remained in control until . . . Map (db m92387) HM
14Jamaica, St Andrew Parish, New Kingston — Nanny of the MaroonsCirca 1686 - Circa 1750
Nanny or "Queen Mother" is believed by some historians to have been born in West Africa of Asante origin and escaped from slavery after being brought to Jamaica. She was the outstanding military leader of runaway enslaved Africans known as . . . Map (db m200948) HM
15Jamaica, St Andrew Parish, New Kingston — The Order of National Hero
The Order of National Hero was created by the National Honours and Awards Act, which was passed by Parliament in 1969. The highest of the five Jamaican Orders of the Societies of Honour, the Order of National Hero is given only to Jamaican . . . Map (db m200951) HM
16Jamaica, St Mary Parish, Castleton — Castleton Botanical Formal Garden
Castleton Botanical Formal Garden Castleton Botanical Gardens was established on the 19th of November 1862 as a result of dissatisfaction with the site at Bath, St. Thomas. Castleton Gardens then became one of the greatest gardens of the . . . Map (db m200710) HM
17Jamaica, St Mary Parish, Castleton — Castleton Botanical Gardens
Castleton Botanical Gardens In 1787, Captain Bligh took command of the Bounty and sailed to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit trees. The infamous Mutiny on the Bounty occurred and the ship never reached the Caribbean. After Bligh's exoneration, . . . Map (db m200679) HM
18Jamaica, St Mary Parish, Castleton — Castleton Botanical Gardens
Castleton Botanical Gardens Botanical gardens were primarily established to serve as scientific or horticultural institutions with the purpose of storing documented collections of living plants that were to be used for scientific . . . Map (db m200681) HM
19Jamaica, St Mary Parish, Castleton — The Castleton Botanical Gardens Story
Castleton Botanical Gardens Story Jamaica's indigenous people, the Tainos, named the island 'Xayamaca,' Land of Wood and Water. Christopher Columbus arrived in 1494, and the Spanish settled and ruled for 150 years. They developed sugar . . . Map (db m200709) HM
20Jamaica, St Mary Parish, Castleton — Welcome to Castleton Botanic Gardens
Welcome to Castleton Botanic Gardens Castleton Botanical Garden is one of the oldest public gardens in the western hemisphere. This lush garden covers 10 hectares of land that was once a sugar plantation owned by Englishman Colonel Castle. . . . Map (db m200706) HM
21Jamaica, St Mary Parish, Castleton — Welcome to the Palmetum
Welcome to the Palmetum William Fawcett introduced 32 palm species into the Palmetum including the Royal Palm of Cuba, from which the Tainos used to make musical instruments. Today you can still see approximately 19 palm . . . Map (db m200714) HM
22Jamaica, St Mary Parish, Castleton — Welcome to the Wag Water River Walk
Welcome to the Wag Water River Walk This takes us along the banks of the river through the lush garden. The river is one of Jamaica's most beautiful rivers, which rises in the mountains of St. Andrew, flows for just over 36 . . . Map (db m200705) HM
23Jamaica, St. Andrew Parish, Industry Village — The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate
Grand Barbecue This is the largest of the four barbecues used to dry coffee from 1776. Stone walls were built in the 18th century by slaves.Map (db m129932) HM
24Jamaica, St. Andrew Parish, Kingston — Bob Marley
The Honourable Robert Nesta Marley O.M. (1945-1981) Born on February 6, 1945, in Rhoden Hall, Nine Miles, St. Ann, Robert Nesta Marley took Reggae music and its message into the hearts of millions worldwide. His voice represented the . . . Map (db m129890) HM
25Jamaica, St. Andrew Parish, Kingston — Rita Marley
Rita Marley O.D. (Nama Afua Addobea 1) Founder of The Bob Marley Museum Internationally, the name Marley has become synonymous with reggae music and the culture of Jamaica. The talented young Rita Anderson, who was raised from childhood in . . . Map (db m129929) HM
26Jamaica, St. Ann Parish, Discovery Bay — Chattanooga Cane Mill
Chattanooga Cane Mill This type of cane mill fitted with corrugated metal rolls, was first produced in 1897, and is still in production. Cane is passed from front to rear, through one aperture and returned through the other thus receiving two . . . Map (db m130104) HM
27Jamaica, St. Ann Parish, Discovery Bay — Clan Campbell Coat of Arms
This stone from Knapdale Estate, St. Ann, shows the coat of arms of the Clan Campbell of Argyll, used by the earliest recorded owner of Knapdale Duncan Campbell (1772-1791) a descendant of the first Duke of Argyll.Map (db m130138) HM
28Jamaica, St. Ann Parish, Discovery Bay — Jamaica in 1494
A botanical investigation of 1956 revealed that the enclosed area, undisturbed for centuries because of its inaccessibility and its rocky soil, had preserved the indigenous plant life as it must have appeared in 1494 in which year Christopher . . . Map (db m105155) HM
29Jamaica, St. Ann Parish, Discovery Bay — Logwood Scale
Logwood Scale This scale was located at Pantrepant in the Parish of Trelawny. It was used to weigh logwood, which was utilized extensively as a dyestuff from the 16th century, and was among Jamaica’s prime exports from that time until the . . . Map (db m130106) HM
30Jamaica, St. Ann Parish, Discovery Bay — Planet Locomotive
Planet Locomotive This Planet Locomotive equipped with a horizontally opposed 4 cylinder 2 stroke 20 hp diesel engine was last in operation at Inswood Estate. It was used to haul sugar cane from field to factory and was capable of a maximum . . . Map (db m130105) HM
31Jamaica, St. Ann Parish, Discovery Bay — Sugar in Jamaica
Sugar Sugar was introduced to the New World by Columbus on his 2nd voyage. In 1493, he took canes from Gomera in the Canaries to Hispaniola. It is recorded that Francisco Garay, Spanish Governor in 1527, built a mill and made good sugar. The . . . Map (db m129957) HM
32Jamaica, St. James Parish, Montego Bay — Fort Montego Armoury
All forts had buildings in which weapons and ammunition were kept safe. These were known as armouries and were heavily fortified buildings. The thick walls provided protection from direct hits, even the roof is built from cut stone to deflect shots . . . Map (db m92386) HM
33Jamaica, St. James Parish, Montego Bay — Fort Montego Cannons
Cannons were used in forts for the defence of harbours. Fort Montego had seventeen (17) cannons mounted in its heyday. Three (3) remain, two (2) dated 1810 and one (1) 1813. These are cast iron cannons manufactured by the Carron and Company Works . . . Map (db m92379) HM
34Jamaica, St. James Parish, Montego Bay — Fort Montego History
The fort was originally built in 1750; it was then known as Fort Frederick, later as Fort George. Fort Montego designed by European engineers, was built by enslaved Jamaicans to guard the town of Montego Bay. Built in the shape of a polygon, the . . . Map (db m92385) HM
35Jamaica, St. James Parish, Montego Bay — Jamaica's Independence and Royal Visit
This tablet commemorates Jamaica’s achievement of independence on the 6th of August, 1962, and the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon and The Earl of Snowdon to Montego Bay on the 8th of August, 1962.Map (db m129887) HM
36Jamaica, St. James Parish, Montego Bay — Montego Bay Civic Centre
Montego Bay Civic Centre The Montego Bay Civic Centre was redeveloped by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) for the St. James Parish Council, from the ruins of the old burnt-out courthouse built in 1804 The UDC carried out this project . . . Map (db m129885) HM
37Jamaica, St. James Parish, Montego Bay — Montego Bay HistoryFort Montego
The area was settled by the Taino. Columbus arrived in 1494 on the 2nd voyage, anchored in the bay and called it Golfo de Buen Tiempo or the Gulf of Good Weather. The Spanish used it to ship Manteca or Lard from the slaughtering of . . . Map (db m92252) HM
38Jamaica, St. James Parish, Montego Bay — Rose Hall Great House
National Monument Jamaica National Trust CommissionMap (db m129958) HM
39Jamaica, St. James Parish, Montego Bay — Sam Sharpe
Sam Sharpe was enslaved on both the Croydon Plantation and at a property in Montego Bay in St. James. He was owned by Samuel Sharpe, Esquire, Attorney. He was a man of exceptional intelligence and a Baptist lay preacher. He believed all men were . . . Map (db m129853) HM
40Jamaica, St. James Parish, Montego Bay — The Cage
The Cage The cage dates back to 1806. A belfry was built in 1811. In about 1823 this was replaced with todays building of bricks and mortar. The Cage was used as an overnight lockup for vagrants, drunks, runaways and plantation slaves . . . Map (db m129717) HM
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