Cemeteries

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.

  • 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



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FORTS

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

 

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COURTHOUSES

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

 

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HISTORIC SCHOOLS

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