with all that's new at My-Island-Jamaica, Click Here to subscribe
for my updates and don't miss a thing!
Valleys in Manchester Jamaica
Question: Name the valleys that are located in Manchester, Jamaica?
Answer by Rosa-Lee Phang
Manchester was named after the 19th governor of Jamaica, William Montagu.
Situated in the county of Middlesex, its capital, Mandeville, is home to the very popular Apple Valley Park and is the only parish capital that does not sit near to a coastal line or river.
It is also a one of a kind parish, one that maintains a cool to cold atmosphere all year round. Located in the west central part of the island Jamaica, it’s also home to some noble and profound people like Norman Manley who is one of seven national heroes, athletes, Sherone Simpson and Nesta Carterand musicians, Luciano and Garnett Silk, to name a few.
As a fast growing parish next to Kingston, the Manchester area is filled with a great lineup of businesses such as Alcan and Alpart bauxite companies, and contains rich history about some of the country’s first inhabitants.
Though parks are sometimes associated with valleys, there is not be a vast number of theme parks in this area. But you can still find valleys that are not just a simple community.
Some of them includes attraction that are worth visiting. These are Great valley, Canoe valley, Adams valley and George’s valley.
Located latitude 17o and longitude -77o, Canoe valley is near to some familiar places such as Alligator Pond, Alligator Hole River, Blue Hole and Milk River.
It is also said to have been home to the indigenous Taino Indians. History reveals that the area is also furnish with cottons trees that the Amerindians used to carve canoes and small craft (no surprise that today we can still buy small crafts en route).
Adams Valley is home of Adams valley Farm. To my knowledge you can actually do a tour of the place if you are ever in the area.
As for Great Valley and George’s Valley, there is no known attraction directly in these two areas but you can be sure to find attractions close enough toventure.
And of course if you do feel the need to stop over, there are affordable hotels and guest houses to choose from.
It’s never a dull moment in Manchester
The stories of the deep paths and silent waters that runs underground and keeps the valleys connected are stories to be heard.
There are also major major mountain ranges which includes unexplored caves and a very special attraction, Captain Alexander Woodburn Heron’s Tomb, otherwise called Heron Hill by the locals.
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.
If you found this page useful, please consider subscribing to my weekly newsletter, My Island Jamaica Digest here. It tells you each week about the new information that I have added, including new developments and great stories from lovers of Jamaica!
Back To The Top Of This Page
New! Talk To Me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome your feedback here.
Recommended For You ...
Other 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 ;-)
Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube
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 and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.
Back To The Top Of This Page
About The Author
A patriotic Jamaican who adore its culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.
To date, he serves over 9,300 unique readers / viewers per day.
efforts have earned this site featured positions in local publications,
including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers,
as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies
and universities. Read more about him here.
He invites you to subscribe to this site to stay updated on all the latest and check out his unique Jamaican products on his Etsy store.
You are also invited to join his exclusive JAMHearts community where like-minded Jamaican enthusiasts discuss all things Jamaican.