The town's economy prospered particularly from 1957 when ALCAN established a bauxite plant nearby. The plant was later transferred to WINDALCO and was closed in early 2009 due to a fall in demand for aluminium as a result of the global recession.
There are ten churches:
There is a police station, a market which was recently reopened following a three-year closure for refurbishment, and a post office. There is no library, but a Bookmobile visits regularly.
Ewarton is on the A1 road (Kingston - Lucea), which climbs up from Spanish Town and Bog Walk in the south, enters the town from the south east, passes through the town's central square and continues north towards Moneague and Saint Ann's Bay. The central square is also the town's transport hub from which ply taxis and buses.
From 1885 to 1947 Ewarton railway station was the terminus of a 14-mile railway branch line from Spanish Town. In 1947 the section of the line from Linstead to Ewarton was deemed unprofitable and closed.
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