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|Elevation||275 m (902 ft)|
|• Estimate (2010)||4,269|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
From 1895 to 1992 Anchovy was served by Anchovy railway station on the Kingston to Montego Bay railway. Although all services on the line have ceased the station building remains, however in serious disrepair.
There is a primary school, post office, police station, an electoral office, a number of churches and various small retail outlets. Anchovy High School attracts students from the Montego Bay area and has a long-standing exchange link with St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls, Tulse Hill, London which is documented in the Anchovy High School library.
Employment and economic activities
Unemployment for School leavers and Young adults (18-25 yrs) is high, especially among males and is estimated to be approximately 60 percent. Employment opportunities mainly reside in the tourist and hotel industries that are concentrated in and around Montego Bay. Other self-employed persons engage in farming, transportation (drivers of taxis, buses, etc.), vending, automobile repair, to name a few.
A few warehouses for business that are domiciled in Montego Bay are also present.
- "Anchovy (18°24'35"N 77°56'02"W)". WikiMapia.
- "Anchovy, Saint James, Jamaica". World Gazetteer.
- "Anchovy, Saint James, Jamaica" (18°24'N 077°56'W) at GEOnet Names Server
- UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheet C, 1973.
- Anchovy Railway Station Archived December 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
- Aerial view of the station.
-  News report, February 2011 exchange visit
-  Official website for JaSciRes.