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Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica
 

Welcome to Port Royal

 
 
Port Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 22, 2015
1. Port Royal Marker
Inscription. 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 of the Coast" as the pirates were called. From here sailed the fleets of Henry Morgan, later lieutenant-governor of Jamaica, for the sacking of Camaguey, Maracaibo, and Panama - and died here, despite the ministrations of his Jamaican folk-doctor. Admirals Lord Nelson and Benbow, the chilling Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, were among its inhabitants. The town flourished for 32 years until at 20 minutes to noon, June 7, 1692, it was partially buried in the sea by an earthquake.
 
Erected by Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
 
Location. 17° 56.288′ N, 76° 50.452′ W. Marker is in Port Royal, Kingston. Marker is on Norman Manley Highway. Touch for map. The marker is at the entrance to Port Royal, on the main road out to the Fort Charles historical site.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 'Ye Olde Parade Bar' (a few steps from this marker); Lucas Barrett (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Church
Port Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 22, 2015
2. Port Royal Marker
(about 120 meters away); The Great War 1914-1918 (about 150 meters away); The Historic Royal Naval Hospital (about 210 meters away); H.M.S. "Aboukir" (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Fort Charles (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The 1907 and 1957 Jamaica Earthquakes (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Royal.
 
Categories. Colonial EraDisastersMan-Made Features
 
Port Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 22, 2015
3. Port Royal Marker
The marker reverse has the same text.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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