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,

Related Pages

Facts about Jamaica
History of Jamaica
Jamaican Travel Guide
Jamaica Pictures
Our Jamaica Blog
And even more...Search Here

Back to My-Island-Jamaica.com Homepage

See More Questions - Answered Here!


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

Comments for places in jamaica named after our national heroes?

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 23, 2015
paul bogle
by: Anonymous

where is he

Oct 14, 2015
wa bou the hospital
by: Anonymous

bustamante childrens hospital

Oct 08, 2015
wrong
by: Anonymous

where is micheal manley?

Jul 26, 2015
Alexander Bustamante
by: Anonymous

Bustamante High SCHOOL
Highway
Sweet
Tarde union

Oct 23, 2014
Our National Heroes
by: Hirfa Jarrett-Thomas

This page needs updating. In respect of Marcus Garvey there is also Marcus Garvey High School in St. Ann's Bay; Norman Manley High School named in honour of Norman Washington Manley, and Sam Sharpe Teachers' College named in honour of Samuel Sharpe

Jun 25, 2013
How about "Nanny Town"?
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.

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 JamaicaQuestions.

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

jamaica_click_down_here_need_help

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.


Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

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

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

copyscpe
Top Of Page

New!
I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here

SEARCH THE SITE



Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page





Events Calendar
(click for info)

Jamaica Events Calendar




What's New?

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

Recent Articles

  1. Cost of Building Plans And Blue Prints In Jamaica

    Feb 05, 16 01:14 PM

    Question About: “General fees associated with building plans (blue print drawings) in Jamaica and also a list of local architects from which to choose”

    Read More

  2. I Found Myself In Jamaica (And Loved It), James Simister

    Feb 01, 16 03:10 PM

    I chose Jamaica for my assignment with the Peace Corp; I was a wood working instructor for handicapped young men at the School of Hope in Papine, Kingston.

    Read More

  3. First Case Of ZikV in JA Confirmed

    Jan 31, 16 08:33 AM

    The following is the report from the Ministry of Health, regarding the ZikV case that was confirmed yesterday here: The Ministry of Health has confirmed

    Read More

  4. Ocho Rios Craft Market - A Nest Of Talents

    Jan 30, 16 03:11 PM

    Earlier today, I stopped by the famous Ocho Rios Craft Market! It was not so much to buy something, but just to get a feel of the array of products and

    Read More


Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy


Resources

free_money_making_report

Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink


(Click on the drink below)