Saint Patrick Parish, Grenada

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Saint Patrick
Paroisse de Saint Patrick
Parish
St Patrick parish sign
St Patrick parish sign
Nickname(s): The Agriculture Parish
The Historical Parish
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Country Grenada
Capital City Sauteurs
Area
 • Total 17 sq mi (44 km2)
Population
 • Total 10,674
 • Density 660/sq mi (253/km2)
ISO 3166 code GD-06

Saint Patrick is one of the Catholic parishes of Grenada, covering the north of the country.

Attractions[edit]

A spectacular coastline with several fine bays faces several small islands to the north. Its most famous beach is Bathway. The principal town in St. Patrick is Sauteurs. One landmark is Leapers' Hill, where legend states that Chief Kairouane and other 40 indigenous Caribs jumped over the cliff and into the sea to escape colonization by the French.[1] Several volcanic cones and craters are located within the parish, such as Punchbowl and Lake Antoine.

History[edit]

In the 18th and 19th Centuries, Irvin's Bay was a working harbour for shipping sugar and other produce. Goods were grown in nearby estates and the Bay House and were sent to England and France. In 1867, the Maidstone sailing ship carried 289 Calcutta Indians to Irvin's Bay to address a labour shortage on Grenada estates.[2]

For much of the twentieth century, the parish was agricultural with several large estates accounting for a significant share of cocoa and nutmeg production in Grenada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newton, Melanie J. (2014). ""The Race Leapt at Sauteurs": genocide, narrative, and indigenous exile from the Caribbean archipelago". Caribbean Quarterly. 60 (2): 5. 
  2. ^ Nelson (2011-06-24). "Acta Militaria: Africa - HMS Maidstone, part 2". Acta Militaria. Retrieved 2017-04-23. 

Coordinates: 12°12′11″N 61°38′26″W / 12.20306°N 61.64056°W / 12.20306; -61.64056