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.
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