Frankfield

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Frankfield
Town
Frankfield is located in Jamaica
Frankfield
Frankfield
Coordinates: 18°08′47″N 77°21′57″W / 18.1463208°N 77.3658246°W / 18.1463208; -77.3658246Coordinates: 18°08′47″N 77°21′57″W / 18.1463208°N 77.3658246°W / 18.1463208; -77.3658246
CountryJamaica
ParishClarendon
Elevation
276 m (906 ft)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2009)
3,323

Frankfield is a town in the parish of Clarendon in central Jamaica. It is located near the top of Jamaica's central ridge of mountains overlooking the south coast. The Rio Minho river runs through the town in a shallow gorge.[2]

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Frankfield is on the B4 road which climbs up from Trout Hall in the south, crosses into the town from the south east via a bridge over the Rio Minho, passes through the town's central square and continues north towards Grantham and Spauldings. From the town center going towards the south west a lesser road connects Frankfield with Nine Turns, Smithville, Whakefield, Thompson Town, Mocho, Four Paths and May Pen.[2]

Rail[edit]

From 1925 to 1974 Frankfield railway station was the terminus of a 21-mile railway branch line from May Pen.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer, Jamaica: Largest cities and towns with statistics of their population". Archived from the original on 5 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheets G & H, 1973.