Southfield, Jamaica

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Southfield, Jamaica
Village
Southfield, Jamaica is located in Jamaica
Southfield, Jamaica
Southfield, Jamaica
Coordinates: 17°52′50″N 77°40′25″W / 17.8805°N 77.6735°W / 17.8805; -77.6735Coordinates: 17°52′50″N 77°40′25″W / 17.8805°N 77.6735°W / 17.8805; -77.6735[1][2]
Country Jamaica
Parish St Elizabeth
Elevation[3] 568 m (1,863 ft)
Population [4]
 • Estimate (2009) 2,623
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Southfield is a village and farming community[5] on the southern ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains[6] in St Elizabeth, Jamaica.[7] It is the site of the Mannings Boys Home.[8][9]

History[edit]

Southfield was originally the site of a plantation. This, together with its Great House was well established by 1796 when Andrew Bromfield was listed as the proprietor with 80 African slaves.[10] By 1922 this had been renamed Southfield Pen.[11]

In 1995, the Great House featured in a program shown on Jamaican National Television.[10] This can be watched at.[12]

Amenities[edit]

Southfield has 2 hardware stores one of which is owned and operated by the Parchment family. a Petcom gas station owned by the Gayle family,many churches including Southfield Seventh-Day Adventist church which was the first Seventh Day Adventist Church in the region. It also has many shops, a supermarket & a pharmacy.The[13]

There is also a school, Mayfield All Age School,a public library[14] and two churches.[1][2]

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet E, 1958.
  2. ^ a b "Wikimapia". Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Southfield, Jamaica Page". Falling Rain Genomics Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Southfield". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Grindley, Latoya (25 March 2008). "Carrots in the 'breadbasket'". Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "ST. ELIZABETH, JAMAICA". Washington, DC 20045: Adventures Great and Small. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Southfield Map – Satellite Images of Southfield". maplandia.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Lois Samuels' the Vessel for CFW". Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica Gleaner. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  9. ^ Samuels, Lois. "THE MANNINGS BOYS HOME". Lois Samuels. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  10. ^ a b Hodgson, Robert Roy. "Southfield Great House". southfieldhodgsons.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  11. ^ Hodgson, Robert Roy. "Edward Hugh Hodgson". southfieldhodgsons.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  12. ^ http://www.southfieldhodgsons.com/video2.html
  13. ^ Finlason, Gladys. "Button Bay Beach Getaway". Treasure Beach, Jamaica: .buttonbayjamaica.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  14. ^ http://www.jamaicateachers.org.jm/about/aboutus_off.asp
  15. ^ "Jamaican-born scientist gets top award". Jamaica Gleaner. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  16. ^ Hodgson, Robert. "Mabel Victoria Bent". southfieldhodgsons.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009.