Maroon Town, Jamaica

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Maroon Town is located in Jamaica
Maroon Town
Maroon Town
Location of Maroon Town in Jamaica

Maroon Town is a settlement in Jamaica. It has a population of 3,122 as of 2009.[1] It is nestled in the conical Cockpit Country that spans parts of the parishes of St. James, St. Elizabeth and Trelawny. The community sits approximately 29 kilometers, southwest of Montego Bay, the Parish Capital. It is a former home of Maroon slaves and has been a place of archaeological research.

The former Maroon settlement boasts a rich show of Jamaica's flora and fauna. Farmers in this area heavily invest in ground provisions (including yam) and other staples, but especially bananas. Bananas have over the years done very well as a profit making venture in this community and are also a regular staple on the plate of locals. In fact the nationally famous Maroons Pride Banana Chips originated in this community.


  1. ^ "Jamaica: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 

Coordinates: 18°19′48″N 77°49′05″W / 18.330°N 77.818°W / 18.330; -77.818