Moore Town (New Nanny Town)

Maroon Village/Settlement

Moore Town is a Maroon settlement located in the Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains. Formerly known as New Nanny Town, Moore Town was founded in 1739 when the Peace Treaty was signed between the English and the Windward Maroons.which allotted the Moore Town Maroons 500 acres of land. In 1781 the initial 500 acres was augmented with another 1270 acres. This larger plot of land was to be named Muretown, as recorded in survey documents.


Moore Town is today governed by a Colonel, a Maroon given the honorary title earned by his ancestors. The present Colonel of the Town is Colonel Sterling.

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