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.
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.
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.
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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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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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.
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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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