Alexander James Kidwell, referred to as the "Father of Jamestown", a merchant, Special Justice of the Peace, and Methodist preacher. The sandstone Kidwell Memorial Church in the main street was named in his memory, as is the adjacent Kidwell Street. His grandparents – Alexander Kidwell and Phebe Tubb – were 1820 settlers.
Jan Christoffel Combrinck, (Jancke) - Artist, poet, and musician. His father was the minister of the Dutch Reformed Church during his birth in Jamestown in 1947. Early education in Jamestown Primary school. "Juffrou" (Miss) Engela Van Tonder,[refer his painting "Miss Engela",watercolour on paper, 1985), was his grade 1 teacher.He followed a few years behind Hennie Aucamp the poet and writer lauriat. Later studied at Unisa,and the University of Pretoria in the Visual Arts, psychology and Sociology.