Denham Town

Denham Town is a predominantly residential neighbourhood in western Kingston, Jamaica.[1] It has a reputation as one of Kingston's more violent areas.[2][3][4]

Denham Town
Residential neighbourhood
Denham Town
Coordinates: 17.983509°N 76.8061924°W / 17.983509; -76.8061924
ParishSt Andrew
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)


There is a police station,[5] and three schools: Denham Town Primary,St. Alban's Primary (the oldest of the three. It is 127 years old,) and Denham Town High.

Notable people

  • Ken Boothe, musician and recording artist.
  • Gregory Isaacs, the Cool Ruler, was born in Denham Town, and has sung Kingston 14 about the postal area.

See also


  1. Road map of Jamaica, Kingston town plan, Esso, 1966.
  2. West Kingston fury - Four killed as police-gunmen clash in Tivoli and Denham Town, Daraine Luton, Jamaica Gleaner, 2007-04-18.
  3. Bloody battle - Three dead, two injured after shoot-out in west Kingston, Gareth Manning, Jamaica Gleaner, 2007-10-30.
  4. Pre-adolescent gunshot injuries: anatomy of a Jamaican problem, SE Dundas - C Abel- ND Duncan - C Pinnock-Ramsaran - DM Sawh, West Indian Medical Journal, Volume 56 Number 6, 2007-12, ISSN 0043-3144.
  5. "Denham Town". The Jamaica Constabulary Force. Archived from the original on 23 February 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
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