places in jamaica named after our national heroes?

by kim
(kingston,10)

QUESTION: Do you know places in Jamaica named after our national heroes? eg. sam sharpe square?




ANSWER: by Wellesley October 27, 2011

Hi Kim,

Thanks for asking, I recognize that you are from home as well - great.

The Gleaner's Pieces of the Past series had some useful information on this.

Here is an excerpt from the 'Hero Highlights" subsection:

1) Gordon House is named after the Rt. Excellent George William Gordon. He was born in the parish of St. Andrew and his picture appears on the ten-dollar coin.

2) Edna Manley's statue of the Rt. Excellent Paul Bogle stands in front of the Morant Bay Courthouse in St. Thomas. He was born in the parish of St. Thomas and his picture appears on the ten-cent coin.

3) Marcus Garvey Drive is named after the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. He was born in the parish of St. Ann and his picture appears on the twenty-dollar and the twenty-five cent coins.

4) Norman Manley International Airport and the Law School at the U.W.I are named after the Rt. Excellent Norman Manley. He was born in the parish of Manchester and his picture appears on the five-dollar coin. He is buried at National Heroes Park.

5) Bustamante Highway and Port Bustamante are named after the Rt. Excellent Sir William Alexander Bustamante. He was born in the parish of Hanover and his picture appears on the one-dollar ($1) coin. He is buried at National Heroes Park. and of course...

6) Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, in the center of Montego Bay and a landmark of the parish, was named after Samuel Sharpe.

I hope that helps.

See Also: Jamaica National Heroes.

Regards,

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Reference:
The Jamaica Gleaner - Pieces of the Pastdd October 15, 2001

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Jun 25, 2013
How about "Nanny Town"? NEW
by: John Blenkiron

The Nanny Town site is still shown on maps in the Blue Mountain area of Portland even though the town no longer exists. We can't forget our hero of the Maroons, Nanny, who led the rebellion against the slave owners.

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