Cockburn Town, Bahamas

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Cockburn Town
Cockburn Town is located in Bahamas
Cockburn Town
Cockburn Town
Coordinates: 24°03′05″N 74°31′47″W / 24.05139°N 74.52972°W / 24.05139; -74.52972Coordinates: 24°03′05″N 74°31′47″W / 24.05139°N 74.52972°W / 24.05139; -74.52972
Country Bahamas
IslandSan Salvador Island
DistrictSan Salvador Island
 • Total271
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
Area code(s)242

Cockburn Town is a town in the Bahamas, located on San Salvador Island. It has a population of 271 as of 2010.[1] In the town there is an airport, museum, administrator's office, post office, clinic, telecommunication station, and electricity generators.[2]

Cockburn Town is named after Francis Cockburn, Royal Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas from 1837 to 1844. Several buildings in Cockburn Town date from the 1800s, including the old jail. A favourite gathering place for locals is the huge almond tree at the entrance of the town.[2]


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