We continue our trek across Jamaica, marvelling at the island’s rich historical sites. This week, we go to Portland, St Andrew and Kingston. (This is Part 2 and see here for Part 1, Part 3 and Part 4)
- Portland Parish Church – Also known as Christ Church, it was built on land indentured on September 3, 1836.
- St George’s Anglican – This was once the Parish Church of the former parish of St George.
- Port Antonio Court House – A plaque on the wall inside the building bears the message to the Governor from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, dated November 16, 1918, after World War I.
- Fort George – Situated on the Titchfield Peninsula in Port Antonio, the fort was used during World War I. The barracks of the fort now houses classrooms for the Titchfield High School.
- Seaman’s Valley – It was the 1st European cemetery in this area. George Fuller, famous English Superintendent of the Moore Town Maroons, was buried here.
- Titchfield Peninsula – This is the 1st place to be settled by the English, known as the oldest settlement of the town.
- Folly Point Lighthouse – Built in 1888, the tower is constructed of masonry and is fire proof.
- DeMontevin Lodge – The house was built by the Hon David Gideon, who became Custos of Portland in 1923. DeMontevin Lodge is now operated as a guest house.
- Orange Bay Railway Station – The station was constructed in 1896..
- Moore Town – Originally named New Nanny Town, the settlement is governed by a Colonel, a Maroon given the honorary title earned by his ancestors.
- Nanny Town – Built around 1723, it was not discovered by the English until 1728 when Sambo, an African, led them to it.