Richmond, Jamaica

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Richmond
Market Town
Richmond is located in Jamaica
Richmond
Richmond
Coordinates: 18°14′30″N 76°53′37″W / 18.2418°N 76.8937°W / 18.2418; -76.8937Coordinates: 18°14′30″N 76°53′37″W / 18.2418°N 76.8937°W / 18.2418; -76.8937
Country Jamaica
Parish Saint Mary

Richmond is a market town in Saint Mary parish, in the north-east of Jamaica.[1]

There are several other settlements in Jamaica with this name.[2]

History[edit]

Richmond was originally an estate owned a family named "Meek" and was called "Meek Spring". The Meeks sold it to the Duke of Richmond whence its name.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet K, 1966.
  2. ^ Higman, B W; Hudson, B J (2009). Jamaican Place Names (Soft cover) (First ed.). Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. p. 38. ISBN 9789766402174. 
  3. ^ Sibley, Inez Knibb (1978). Dictionary of Place-Names in Jamaica (Soft cover) (First ed.). Kingston, Jamaica: Institute of Jamaica. p. 144.