Brown's Town

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Brown's Town
Small market town
Brown's Town is located in Jamaica
Brown's Town
Brown's Town
Coordinates: 18°23′31″N 77°21′59″W / 18.3918728°N 77.3663664°W / 18.3918728; -77.3663664Coordinates: 18°23′31″N 77°21′59″W / 18.3918728°N 77.3663664°W / 18.3918728; -77.3663664
Country Jamaica
Parish St Ann
Elevation 449 m (1,473 ft)
Population .[1]
 • Estimate (2009) 7,923
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Brown's Town is one of the principal towns in St. Ann, Jamaica.[2] In 1991, its population was 6762.[3][4] The town is a market and road center in an agricultural region.[3]

Geography[edit]

Brown's Town is located in northwest St Ann in the Dry Harbour Mountains.[5] The town is about 12.87 km (8 mi) from the island's north coast.[5] The ugli fruit was first discovered in 1914 growing wild near the town.[6]

One notable region is called Tobolski.[7]

History[edit]

Brown's Town became significant as a market centre in the mid-nineteenth century following the abolition of slavery.[citation needed]

Education, health, and recreation[edit]

Brown's Town is considered the educational capital of St. Ann.[2] Brown's Town Community College, located in the town, offers pre-tertiary and tertiary courses from the University of Technology, Jamaica and the University of the West Indies.[2] There are three secondary schools in Brown's Town: Brown's Town High School, St. Hilda's Diocesan High School for Girls, and York Castle High School.[2]

In Brown's Town, there is a health centre and a public health service, as well as private medical services.[2] The St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital and the Alexandria Hospital also serve the town.[2]

Popular sports in Brown's Town include football, cricket, netball, track and field, cycling, and lawn tennis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Brown's Town
  3. ^ a b Brown's Town. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
  4. ^ Brown's Town
  5. ^ a b Brown's Town
  6. ^ Lovell, Charles J. (February 1951). "Concerning the 'Ugly Fruit' and Other Citrus Hybrids". American Speech (Duke University Press) 26 (1): pp. 35–37. doi:10.2307/453312. JSTOR 453312. 
  7. ^ http://www.maplandia.com/jamaica/saint-ann/tobolski/

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