Mavis Bank

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Mavis Bank
Town
Mavis Bank is located in Jamaica
Mavis Bank
Mavis Bank
Coordinates: 18°01′53″N 76°39′30″W / 18.0314032°N 76.6583705°W / 18.0314032; -76.6583705Coordinates: 18°01′53″N 76°39′30″W / 18.0314032°N 76.6583705°W / 18.0314032; -76.6583705
Country Jamaica
Parish St Andrew
Parliamentary Constituency East Rural Saint Andrew[1]
Population [2]
 • Estimate (2009) 1,787

Mavis Bank is a rural coffee farming community about 10 miles north east of Kingston, Jamaica in east rural St. Andrew in the Blue Mountains close to the border of St. Thomas.[3]

The town takes its name from a surrounding coffee estate (itself named after a historic house in Scotland) which has been owned by the Munn family for many years and is the main employer in the area.[4] One of the coffees produced by the estate is Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.[5]

Close to the west south west is a summit of the same name on which stands a tertiary triangulation station (18°01′38″N 76°39′45″W / 18.027118°N 76.662512°W / 18.027118; -76.662512).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Andrew (2007-08-31). "East Rural St Andrew - Development desired". Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mavis Bank". Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. , World Gazetteer.
  3. ^ a b UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet L, 1967.
  4. ^ Knibb Sibley, Inez (1978). Dictionary of Place-Names in Jamaica (1st ed.). Kingston, Jamaica: Institute of Jamaica. p. 107. 
  5. ^ "Mavis Bank Coffee Factory". Blue Mountain Coffee, Inc. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 

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