Harbour View, Jamaica

Harbour View is a community in Kingston, Jamaica. It is administered by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation and is served by the Kingston 17 Post Office. Harbour View was built in 1963, one year after the country's Independence in 1962. The community was the first in Jamaica to have a community paper and its residents claim that the community was the first to host street dances.[1] Harbour View is located in East Kingston and can be described as one of the best communities to live and raise families .

Geography

Harbour View is southeast of Long Mountain and south of Dallas Mountain. The centre of Harbour View is near the point where the Palisadoes spit meets the mainland, making Harbour View the eastern extreme of Kingston Harbour. To the east of this, also within Harbour View, is the mouth of the Hope River.

Buildings

The Harbour View Stadium, home stadium of the Harbour View F.C., is toward the north of Harbour View.

Fort Nugent was built in the 18th century to the north west of Harbour View to defend Jamaica from invasion. The sole remnant of Fort Nugent is a Martello tower still standing on the site.[2][3]

There is a Moravian church at the western end of Harbour View.

Notable people from Harbour View

Donald Quarrie, gold-medal winner of the 200 metre track event at the 1976 Summer Olympics, is from Harbour View. The Donald Quarrie High School in Harbour View is named in his honour.

References

  1. "Harbour View turns 50 - Residents say it is a model community". jamaica-gleaner.com. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. "Fort Nugent". Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Archived from the original on 30 December 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  3. Community of Harbour View, St. Andrew, Jamaica


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