The Lucea Courthouse is a major landmark, including a tower clock that was actually made for the island of St. Lucia but sent here to Lucea by mistake. Oops…
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Lucea is capital of Hanover Parish – Jamaica’s third smallest parish after Kingston & St. Andrew, located at the very northwestern tip of Jamaica – between the Negril and Montego Bay resort areas, each a 20-minute drive away.
Hanover was named after the 18th century’s King George I of England, from the House of Hanover in Germany.
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Lucea is the site of many historical landmarks. The Hanover Museum is located in an 18th-century prison and police barracks.
The museum was refurbished in 2011 & contains artifacts & exhibits on the area’s pirate history & the grand old days when Lucea was a major sugar and banana export port.
The Lucea Parish Church (of Hanover) is one of the oldest churches in Jamaica baptismal record dating back to 1725, the first burial in 1727 and the first marriage in 1749.
Legend says there is a tunnel leading from the church to nearby Fort Charlotte, a safe haven in times of war.
There are three waterfalls near Lucea – Kempshot Falls, Paradise & Dry Hill Falls, in addition to several Bays & Coves.
With much of the land is rural and a population of about 70,000, agriculture is Hanover’s main output with crops like Lucea Yams, Rice, Breadfruit and Sugar Cane, and with Pigs, Cattle and Goats being raised too.
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Town or District City / Parish – Population (Approx.) – GPS Coordinates
Cascade Lucea / Hanover – 1,220 – 18.40°N 78.10°W
Green Island Lucea / Hanover – 1,591 – 18.38°N 78.58°W
Hopewell Lucea / Hanover – 4,268 – 18.25°N 78.30°W
Sandy Bay Lucea / Hanover – 4,476 – 18.45°N 78.10°W
Lucea Lucea / Hanover – 6,002 – 18.44°N 78.18°W
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