Facts About Falmouth: Pieces of the Past

Court house in Falmouth. Photo credit: diGjamaica.com












Excerpt from Rebecca Tortello’s Pieces of the Past: A Stroll Down Jamaica’s Memory Lane

As Falmouth was established, government offices were relocated and churches such as St. Peter’s Anglican Church (located in the town centre) were built. Today, St. Peter’s, with its 1842 extension, stands as one of the largest Anglican churches in Jamaica. Its supporting columns were constructed of solid mahogany and it’s floor inlaid with Mahoe and Mahogany.

Falmouth was carefully laid out with narrow streets named after eighteenth and nineteenth century British sovereigns and heroes: King St., Queen St., George St., Rodney St., Charlotte St., Pitt St., Victoria St., as well as Wellington, Stanley and Albert streets. This was the heyday of ‘King

Sugar’ and Jamaica’s fortunes were on the rise as the world’s leading sugar producer.

Most houses were built in the Georgian style and are said to be the finest known outside of Britain.