Historical Attractions

Portland, Jamaica

Buff Bay


Bay/ town

This town lies between Annotto Bay and Port Antonio on the north coast highway. Buff...

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Buff Bay River Estate


River/ estate

The Buff Bay River Estate was owned by the Hossack family during the period of...

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Bump Grave


Historical site/grave

Bump Grave is located in the Maroon village of Moore Town. It is simply a...

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Cattawood Springs


Spring/ maroon settlement

Cattawood Springs was originally a Maroon settlement in the parish. Its name probably derives from...

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Charles Town


Maroon village

Charles Town is located inland near the town of Buff Bay. The settlement emerged around...

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Christ Church


Church/historical landmark

Christ Church, Port Antonio's Anglican Church was built in 1840 and is located at the corner...

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Darlington Estate


Estate/plantation/agriculture

This estate took its name from the original owner, the Duke of Darlingford. Currently, it...

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DeMontevin Lodge


Lodge/heritage site

DeMontevin lodge is situated on Titchfield Peninsula, an English settlement, situated between East and West...

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Fort George


Fort

Fort George is situated on the Titchfield Peninsula in the town of Port Antonio. The...

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Friends Church (Quakers)


Church/historic site

The Quakers also referred to as the Society of Friends, were among the earliest settlers...

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Golden Vale Plantation


Plantation

The Golden Vale plantation is a well-known property in Portland located alongside the Rio Grande,...

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Millbank


Maroon community/valley

Millbank is the last district when you pass through the Rio Grande Valley and head...

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Moore Town (New Nanny Town)


Maroon village/settlement

Moore Town is a Maroon settlement located in the Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains....

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Old Nanny Town


Maroon village

Old Nanny Town was a village on the southern slope of the Blue Mountains in...

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Orange Vale Plantation


Ruins/ plantation

Situated two km west of the Buff Bay River, near the base of the Blue...

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Port Antonio


Parish capital

Port Antonio is the capital of the parish of Portland on the northeastern coast of...

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Port Antonio Court House


Court house/historic site

This stone and brick building was erected in 1895 under the direction of the Colonial...

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Port Antonio Main Square


Parish capital/town

The town was a British naval stronghold in the 18th century and the remains of...

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Port Antonio Railway Station


Railway/historic site

The Port Antonio Railway Station was constructed in 1896 along the Jamaican Georgian lines of...

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The Folly Ruins (Folly Mansion or Folly Great House)


Mansion/great house/ruins

The Folly Mansion or Folly Ruins was built in 1905 by a retired mining engineer,...

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