Santa Cruz, Jamaica

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Santa Cruz
Downtown Santa Cruz in October 2012.
Downtown Santa Cruz in October 2012.

Santa Cruz is a town in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica, on the A2 road connecting Black River to Mandeville. A minor market village until the 1950s, the development of nearby areas for bauxite mining stimulated its growth in the 1950s and 1960s, as did the establishment of the St. Elizabeth Technical High School in 1961. Santa Cruz has its own courthouse, police station and a wide variety of restaurants alongside supermarkets.

Coordinates: 18°03′N 77°42′W / 18.050°N 77.700°W / 18.050; -77.700