Denham Town

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Denham Town
Residential neighbourhood
Denham Town is located in Jamaica
Denham Town
Denham Town
Coordinates: 17°59′01″N 76°48′22″W / 17.983509°N 76.8061924°W / 17.983509; -76.8061924Coordinates: 17°59′01″N 76°48′22″W / 17.983509°N 76.8061924°W / 17.983509; -76.8061924
Country Jamaica
Parish St Andrew
City Kingston
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Denham Town is a predominantly residential neighbourhood in west-central Kingston, Jamaica.[1] It has a reputation as one of Kingston's more violent areas.[2][3][4]

Amenities[edit]

There is a police station,[5] and two schools: Denham Town Primary and Denham Town High.[6]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

The great Gregory Isaacs (the Cool Ruler) was born in Denham Town, as he sings about in his song Kingston 14. The 14 refers to the postal area.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Road map of Jamaica, Kingston town plan, Esso, 1966.
  2. ^ West Kingston fury - Four killed as police-gunmen clash in Tivoli and Denham Town, Daraine Luton, Jamaica Gleaner, 2007-04-18.
  3. ^ Bloody battle - Three dead, two injured after shoot-out in west Kingston, Gareth Manning, Jamaica Gleaner, 2007-10-30.
  4. ^ Pre-adolescent gunshot injuries: anatomy of a Jamaican problem, SE Dundas - C Abel- ND Duncan - C Pinnock-Ramsaran - DM Sawh, West Indian Medical Journal, Volume 56 Number 6, 2007-12, ISSN 0043-3144.
  5. ^ The Jamaica Constabulary Force.
  6. ^ List_of_schools_in_Jamaica#Kingston.