Cemetry SitesCemeteries are important because they provide information on the customs, tastes and traditions of earlier times.

Jamaica has a number of public and private cemeteries islandwide. These include special cemeteries such as the Jewish, Chinese, Naval and Military.

  • Bedward's Tomb - The Bedward’s Tomb is located in Bedward Cemetery, August Town
  • Jewish Cemetery - The old Jewish Cemetery at 1 Hunt's Bay in St. Andrew, is an important landmark
  • Lacovia Tombstones - A tale is told that a party was in progress at a nearby tavern when a disagreement
  • Carmel Moravian Cemetery - The earliest Moravian Mission began its work in Jamaica in 1754.


Ever since the capture of Jamaica by the English from the Spanish in 1655, the need for fortification became immediate because of the...



The Morant Bay Courthouse, which was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 19, 2007, is an important part of St. Thomas's history.



Built in 1885 of masonry and timber, the Simms building exhibits a combination of Gothic and Georgian features; the projecting...