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Day 305 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – There’s No Place like Nanny Town

Nanny Town

Nanny Town in Portland was not developed on the most accessible piece of property. It is located on Nanny Town Hill at some 2,000 feet above sea level. This is the most famous of the Maroon settlements in Jamaica, and at one time, there were more than 140 houses here. The town was named for the Maroon leader responsible for many of the people’s victories during the first Maroon War. Constructed around 1723, the British did not discover it until 1728. Nanny Town was attacked by the English several times between 1730 and 1734.

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: Dore Tate


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