Juan de Bolas River

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Juan de Bolas River
Origin Juan de Bolas Mountain
Mouth Confluence with Rio Minho
Location Jamaica
Length 10 mi (16 km)
Source elevation 2,743 ft (836 m)
Mouth elevation 625 ft (191 m)
Juan de Bolas River is located in Jamaica
Juan de Bolas River
Source of Juan de Bolas River

The Juan de Bolas River rises in Saint Catherine, Jamaica[1] and flows through Saint Catherine and Clarendon.[2] It is one of two rivers in Jamaica named after Juan de Bolas, the first Chief of the Jamaican Maroons.[2]


The river rises just east of Juan de Bolas Mountain, at just under 2,743 feet (836 m)[1] from where it flows north, north-west, west and south-south-west to a confluence with the Rio Minho.[1]


Tributaries (source to confluence) include:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet G. UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys. 1973. 
  2. ^ a b Sibley, Inez (1978). Dictionary of Place-Names in Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica: Institute of Jamaica. p. 85.