Sauteurs

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Sauteurs
Town
Sauteurs
Sauteurs
Sauteurs is located in Grenada
Sauteurs
Sauteurs
Location within Grenada
Coordinates: 12°13′06″N 61°38′21″W / 12.21833°N 61.63917°W / 12.21833; -61.63917Coordinates: 12°13′06″N 61°38′21″W / 12.21833°N 61.63917°W / 12.21833; -61.63917
Country  Grenada
Parish Saint Patrick
Elevation[1] 285 ft (87 m)
Population (1999)
 • Total 1,300
Time zone UTC-4

Sauteurs (pronounced Sau-tez) is a Fishing Town in the Saint Patrick Parish, Grenada and it's the fourth largest city on the island of Grenada, with a population of about 1,300. It is located in the far north of Grenada. Sauteurs is overlooking over the Sauteurs Bay. It's the largest town in the northern part of Grenada and it's the capital city of the Saint Patrick Parish.

History[edit]

Here, the last remaining Carib Natives in Grenada jumped off a 40-meter-tall cliff later named Caribs' Leap to their deaths in 1651 rather than face domination by the conquering French. Thus the town was named Sauteurs, which is French for "jumpers". The trees and grotto erected in 1664 by Dominican Fathers to make a souls for Caribs and their place are a wooden deck from the century to today. In 1721, the French established St Patrick's Catholic church, which in 1784 the British government handed over to the Anglicans. However, the church was destroyed by fire. A police station now occupies the site.

On 1 March 1796, HMS Favourite, the armed transport Sally, and two commandeered sloops evacuated some 11 to 2100 British troops and militia who were trapped at Sauteurs by insurgents during Julien Fédon's revolt.

In 1840 a new St Patrick Catholic church was constructed and remains to this day.

Education[edit]

In 2012 there were 6 Government/Assisted schools located in the Sauteurs area. Education is free and compulsory up to the age of 16. There are also several tertiary institutions in Sauteurs, like St. Patrick's Multi-Purpose Training, part of the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sauteurs". Falling Rain.