Jamaican Place Names with the word 'Crawle" attached

by Clinton

In 1692 an earthquake and tidal wave destroyed about two-thirds of Port Royal, (which at the time was an island off the coast of Jamaica).


Those whose survived promptly got into boats and came across (what is now the Kingston Harbour) to the area closest to them. This was Colonel Barry's Hog Crawle.

Any place with the name Crawle was basically a hog/pig farm.

Later on the British started keeping sea turtles in enclosures on land and those areas were also called 'crawl'

Colonel Barry's hog crawle is the site of the original city of Kingston (now "downtown Kingston").

Sometimes the word is spelt 'crawl','craal'or 'kraal'.

Here are a few places with that appendage:

Beckford Kraal....Clarendon
Bowen Crawle......Clarendon
May Crawle .......Bull Head Mountain district of Clarendon.
Turtle Crawle.....Portland
Crawle River .....St. Mary
Crawle District...Riversdale, St. Catherine.

Lets see if anyone else can come up with other place names.



Wellesley's Note

Very interesting! Thanks for the history Clinton.

Yes, let's see if anyone else can name other 'Crawle's in Jamaica.

For those wishing to add, simply use this comment link below.

See Also: Places in Jamaica with "Pen" names.

Comments for Jamaican Place Names with the word 'Crawle" attached

Average Rating starstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 03, 2013
Rating
starstarstar
Places called Crawle
by: Dominica

There is a community in Hanover called Crawle

Jun 02, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Crawle in Trelawny
by: Anonymous

Near Log Wood Walk

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Have_Your_Say.

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Great Articles You Might Have Missed

And Before You Go!

You are welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica! Just enter...

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

What's New? Click Here And See

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.

SEARCH THE SITE



Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Luna Sea Inn
Luna Sea Inn Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Did You Miss These?

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition

    May 23, 17 11:48 PM

    The Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition allows children between 6 and 15 years old to express themselves utilizing any genre of music to spread

    Read More

  2. Jamaican Best Free Classifieds Website and Door To Find Right Investors

    May 23, 17 11:32 PM

    Why OOOMS.ORG? There are many Internet Marketplace websites offering free classifieds and service providers. But oooms.org stands out because we also

    Read More

  3. Is it better to build or buy a home in Jamaica?

    May 21, 17 08:15 AM

    QUESTION about: Is it better to build or buy a home in Jamaica We are looking to purchase a modest home in Jamaica. My future husband works in Negril.

    Read More

  4. Memorable Visit To The Cave In The Mountains Of Jamaica

    May 19, 17 04:51 PM

    Hi Wellesley. I hope that this year is going good one for you and your family. I didn't get my photos in on time for the last photo contest, but I thought

    Read More