Old Road Town
|Old Road Town|
|Country||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Parish||Saint Thomas Middle Island|
It was settled on January 28, 1624 by Thomas Warner, his wife Rebecca, his son Edward and 14 others. The settlers were at first on good terms with the island's Carib inhabitants, though such friendship lasted only a very few years. Rather than cultivating sugar, it was tobacco that had drawn Warner to the island, and it was the island's tobacco crop that first supported the settlement. The colony prospered and more settlements were built and by 1727, Basseterre became the capital after the expulsion of the French in 1713. Old Road is more developed with a tourism, fishing and farming industry. There is a new fisheries complex, funded by the Taiwanese government.
Outside of Old Road are found a number of interesting Carib petroglyphs.
The St. Thomas/Trinity Strikers, a football team in the Saint Kitts Premier Division (officially known as the SKNFA Digicel Premier League), are based in Old Road and the surrounding Trinity area.
Its current population is estimated at 1,647.
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