Nine Mile, Jamaica

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nine Mile
Village
Nine Mile is located in Jamaica
Nine Mile
Nine Mile
Coordinates: 18°17′52″N 77°16′41″W / 18.2978°N 77.2781°W / 18.2978; -77.2781Coordinates: 18°17′52″N 77°16′41″W / 18.2978°N 77.2781°W / 18.2978; -77.2781
Country Jamaica
Parish St Ann
Population (2009)
 • Total 300

Nine Mile is a village in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, a few miles south of Brown's Town. On February 6, 1945 the Reggae musician and peace activist Bob Marley, was born there, and later buried there.[1]

Bob Marley Mausoleum[edit]

Entrance to the Bob Marley tourist attraction in Nine Mile, Jamaica

The Bob Marley Mausoleum is a tourist attraction located in Nine Mile, managed by members of Marley’s family.It has many historical artifacts including guitars, awards and photographs. Nine Mile is where Bob Marley’s musical career began and also influenced many of his songs.[2]

There is a Rasta-colored ‘rock pillow’ on which Marley laid his head when seeking inspiration. His body lies buried along with his guitar in a 2.5 m-tall (8.2 ft) oblong marble mausoleum inside a small church of traditional Ethiopian design. [3] There are two mausoleums on the property. The first entered is Mama Marley’s. The second entombs Marley as well as his half-brother. Marley's crypt is on the top, and his brother lies in a tomb stacked below him. It was Mama Marley’s wish that the brothers were buried together.[4]

Bob Marley Church & Mausoleum in Nine Mile, Jamaica

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Life and Legacy | The Life of Bob Marley". BobMarley.com. 1981-05-11. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Bob Marley birth village - Nine Mile (Jamaica)". Jamaicans.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Nine Mile Museum in Jamaica, Jamaica". Lonely Planet. 1945-02-06. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  4. ^ "The Bob Marley Mausoleum in Nine Mile, Jamaica". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 

External links[edit]