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 code242

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. He was said to enjoy his daily tea bag with his beloved beagle Nancy. 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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