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Ewarton

Ewarton is a town in the parish of Saint Catherine, Jamaica.

History

The name is most likely a compound of the surname "Ewart" and the suffix -ton, meaning town.[2][3]

The town's economy prospered particularly from 1957 when ALCAN established a bauxite plant nearby.[4] The plant was later transferred to WINDALCO and was closed in early 2009 due to a fall in demand for aluminium as a result of the global recession.[5]

Amenities

Schools

  • Ewarton High[6]
  • Ewarton Primary
  • Polly Ground Primary[6]
  • Orangefield Primary

Churches

There are ten churches:

Other

There is a police station,[7] a market which was recently reopened following a three-year closure for refurbishment,[8] and a post office.[9] There is no library, but a Bookmobile visits regularly.[2]

Transport

Road

Ewarton is on the A1 road (Kingston - Lucea), which climbs up from Spanish Town and Bog Walk in the south, enters the town from the south east, passes through the town's central square and continues north towards Moneague and Saint Ann's Bay.[10] The central square is also the town's transport hub from which ply taxis and buses.

Rail

From 1885 to 1947 Ewarton railway station was the terminus of a 14-mile railway branch line from Spanish Town.[11] In 1947 the section of the line from Linstead to Ewarton was deemed unprofitable and closed.[12]

See also

References

Inline
  1. ^ "Ewarton"., World Gazetteer.
  2. ^ a b "Ewarton, Saint Catherine, Jamaica". ewart.org. 2008-09-14. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Higamn, B W; Hudson, B J (2009). "8". Jamaican Place Names (1st ed.). Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. p. 204. ISBN 978-976-640-217-4.
  4. ^ Knibb Sibley, Inez (1978). Dictionary of Place-Names in Jamaica (1st ed.). Kingston, Jamaica: Institute of Jamaica. p. 51.
  5. ^ Lurton, Daraine (2009-10-19). "Milk crisis looms". Jamaica Weekly Gleaner. Kingston, Jamaica: Gleaner Company. 3026: 5.
  6. ^ a b List of schools in Jamaica
  7. ^ Ewarton Police Station Archived 2009-10-21 at the Wayback Machine., Jamaica Constabulary Force Website.
  8. ^ "Refurbished Ewarton Market is Back in Business". Jamaica Information Service. 2009-08-06. Retrieved .
  9. ^ AGUILAR, E F (December 1949). "THE BRITISH WEST INDIAN PHILATELIST" (PDF). Kingston, Jamaica: E F AGUILAR. p. 11. Retrieved .
  10. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet G, 1973.
  11. ^ Satchell, Veront M; Sampson, Cezley (March 2003). "The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975" (PDF). The Journal of Transport History. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press. 24 (1): 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-28.
  12. ^ Satchell, Veront M; Sampson, Cezley (March 2003). "The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975" (PDF). The Journal of Transport History. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press. 24 (1): 15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-28.
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