Paynesville, Liberia

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Paynesville is located in Liberia
Location in Liberia
Coordinates: 6°17′N 10°43′W / 6.283°N 10.717°W / 6.283; -10.717
CountryFlag of Liberia.svg Liberia
CountyMontserrado County

Paynesville (sometimes Paynesward) is a suburb east of Monrovia, Liberia. It is geographically larger than the city of Monrovia and is expanding eastward along the Robertsfield Highway and northeastward beyond Red Light Market, one of the largest market areas in Liberia. Paynesville is often considered a part of the Greater Monrovia area. It was the location of the Paynesville Omega Transmitter, the highest structure of Africa, until the tower's demolition in 2011. The Liberia Broadcasting System is also located in Paynesville.[1]

Youth in Paynesville hold signs thanking the Americans for their help during the West African Ebola virus epidemic of 2014-2015


Paynesville has several neighborhoods, called "communities" by residents, which are notable for their unique names. Some communities include housing estates, older settlements, while others are named after landmarks, major boulevards/roads or local leaders, while others predate the street names altogether.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Liberian Broadcasting System, 2008-11-19, "Chinese Govt. Dedicates LBS Expansion Project" - Nov 19, 2008

Coordinates: 6°17′N 10°43′W / 6.283°N 10.717°W / 6.283; -10.717