Jamaican Place Names with the word 'Crawle" attached
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:
May Crawle .......Bull Head Mountain district of Clarendon.
Crawle River .....St. Mary
Crawle District...Riversdale, St. Catherine.
Lets see if anyone else can come up with other place names.
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
See Also: Places in Jamaica with "Pen" names
Recommended For You ...
P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?
Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool, It works!
Or, simply click here to ask me the question. I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours!
And, Before You Go!
Here (below) are some sweet deals on great Jamaican products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed.
Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products from their inventory.
As an ardent customer and affiliate I earn a small commission from your purchase, at no extra cost to you. So thanks in advance.
Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.
Great Articles You Might Have Missed
Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)
Ready To Vacation?
Please Book With Us...
Was the information helpful to you?
Here is a great way to support our effort.
All you need to do is book your vacation via the reputable HotelsCombined.com search box below.
It can be for travel to Jamaica or anywhere else on earth.
They combine the best deals from across all major booking sites and shows you only the very best!
Not quite ready to book? Start by searching (below) to get some amazing ideas now.
You are also 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
Top Of Page