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Day 252 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Check Out the Crossroads of Jamaica at Half-Way Tree

Half-Way Tree
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Half-Way Tree is the capital of St. Andrew Parish and a town square where four major roads from the four cardinal directions meet going north to Constant Spring, east to Hope Gardens, south to Kingston, and west to Cockburn Pen. There was an actual tree here where the town developed, a cotton tree. The location was a stopping place for travelers who came from the different directions; they met here and exchanged news about what was happening in their respective regions. The original cotton tree died in 1866, but its location remained a place to conduct business and get news. Half-Way Tree School was one of the best primary education sites on the island, and St. Andrew Parish Church is one of the oldest in Jamaica, established in 1666.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

Photo Source: Manae Mondy

Day 252 of 365 Things to do in Jamaica

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