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Destination Travel Guide for Visitors to Jamaica SPANISH TOWN

Immediately west of Kingston along Jamaica’s South Coast lies St. Catherine, one of Jamaica’s largest parishes, named after Katherine, wife of King Charles II.

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The capital city called Spanish Town, officially named “St. Jago del la Vago” by the Spanish, was the original capital of Jamaica until 1872 when the capital was changed to Kingston.

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St. Catherine has a population of over 500,000, and is the birthplace of Olympic gold medalist Asafa Powell, actress Grace Jones and dancehall singer Queen Ifrica.

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Spanish Town is an important industrial center, second only to Kingston with many manufacturing businesses and the largest salt producing plant in the Caribbean.

Agriculture is also important with main crops produced, including Sugar Cane, Coconuts, Bananas, Pineapples, Peppers, Citrus and Dairy Farming.

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The National Gallery of Jamaica, established in 1974, is the oldest & largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean with a comprehensive collection.

Experience & Photograph the world's famous Jamaican Blue Mountains, island culture & lush, tropical countryside - while riding out in the fresh Jamaican air.

Located just outside Montego Bay, Rastafari Indigenous Village is a living cultural center that offers you an opportunity to experience the Rastafari way of life. …

Many endemic birds are encountered on a short walk, including colourful species like Jamaican Todys, Woodpeckers, Parakeets & the Yellow-shouldered Grassquit.

Ahhh Ras Natango is a tropical retreat comprising a gallery and botanical garden atop the hills overlooking Montego Bay. The gallery features work by resident …

The main beach in Ocho Rios is a quarter-mile strip called Reggae Beach or the Bamboo Beach Club where great beach food and Reggae music are both served.

Come and see what is on sale at The Treasure Hunt Craft Shop. Treasure Hunt hours are 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Monday Friday, Saturday 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

It was here that Bob Marley was taught how to play the guitar & the very popular song `No Woman No Cry' was co-written by Bob and Vincent Tata Ford.

BRUKOUT & FREESTYLE is a series of dance steps and routines that is designed to have you sweating, burning calories, toning up and learning how to dance!

Owned by Captain Stanley Carvalho and family, who has been fishing most of his life & is also trained as a PADI scuba instructor & runs his dive shop nearby.

Gear up for a ride on the wild side on our amazing ATV Quad Safari as you experience the trails & propel through the water with your Sea Doo scooter.

Caribic Vacations Limited provides for group and convention transportation needs! We provide dependable airport transfers for more than 700,000 guests each year. Our town cars …

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Points of interest in St. Catherine include St. James Anglican Church, the Cast Iron Bridge, Emancipation Square, Caymanas Park Horse Racing track & Hellshire Beach.



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Have a Jamaican Government Staffer affordably conduct real Genealogical Research on your family’s history in Jamaica.

Jamaican Genealogical Information can be often incomplete as Official Registration of Births, Deaths, Baptismals & Marriages were originally kept & filed separately in each of Jamaica’s 14 parishes.

Additionally – Time, Nature & Acts of both God & Man have resulted in damage & loss to the Jamaican Family histories that do exist!

As a result, the most Efficient & Effective way to Find Out about Your Jamaican Family Roots is to work officially with Jamaica’s Government Registrar Department & their convenient & affordable Online Genealogical Research Application.

In an effort to improve customer service, the Jamaican Government Registrar Department has introduced a new online payment system for genealogical searches.

Official Genealogical Search Orders can be submitted and paid for Online, or by submitting a Money Order and a Jamaican Genealogical Researcher will contact you shortly to make arrangements for a follow up interview.

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  • The Parish (region) of their Birth, Death, Residence, Marriage or Baptism

  • The Approximate Dates of their Birth, Death & other Publicly-recorded Events

  • The Names of their Spouse & other relatives, both living & deceased

  • Their Job, Trade or Occupation

Write down as much of the above-mentioned ancestral detail as you can – along with any other details that may be of help to Jamaican Government Researchers.

Older Relatives may have different memories or stories about your shared Jamaican Ancestor so record their versions of events, dates, schools, churches, family nicknames, alternative name spellings too – especially connections to another Jamaican Parish, Major Life Event or Property Sale / Purchase.

Military affiliations, ranks or passed-down stories can be of help too as there may be information on your ancestors contained in records on the old British West Indian Regiment or listings of Jamaican-born soldiers who fought with & for the British in both World War 1 & 2.


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Cities, Towns & Districts
in Spanish Town (St. Catherine)

Town or District City / Parish   –   Population (Approx.)   –   GPS Coordinates

Lluidas Vale, Spanish Town / St. Catherine  –  2,161 –  18.12°N 77.15°W
Riversdale, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  2,791 –  18.15°N 76.97°W
Above Rocks, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  3,263 –  18.1089°N 76.8772°W
Point Hill, Spanish Town / St. Catherine 3,651 18.08°N 77.10°W
Old Harbour Bay, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  5,405 –  17.90°N 77.10°W
Ewarton, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  8,742 –  18.18°N 77.08°W
Bog Walk, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  8,794 –  18.10°N 77.02°W
Linstead, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  14,114 –  18.15°N 77.02°W
Old Harbour, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  17,778 –  17.92°N 77.10°W
Portmore, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  90,138 –  17.9499°N 76.8799°W
Spanish Town, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  92,383 –  17.9958°N 76.9551°W
Wood Hall, Spanish Town / St. Catherine –  Not Available –  18°02’43.5″N 77°16’38.2″W

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