Mavis Bank

Mavis Bank is a rural coffee farming community approximately 10 miles (16 km) north east of Kingston, Jamaica in east rural St. Andrew in the Blue Mountains, close to the border of Saint Thomas.[3]

Mavis Bank
Mavis Bank
Coordinates: 18.0314032°N 76.6583705°W / 18.0314032; -76.6583705
CountryJamaica
ParishSt Andrew
Parliamentary ConstituencyEast Rural Saint Andrew[1]
Population
  Estimate 
(2009)
1,787

The town takes its name from a surrounding coffee (named after Mavisbank House an historic house in Scotland) which has been owned by the Munn family for many years, and is the main employer in the area.[4] One of the coffees produced by the estate is Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.[5]

Close to the west south west is a summit of the same name on which stands a tertiary triangulation station (18.027118°N 76.662512°W / 18.027118; -76.662512).[3]

References

  1. Smith, Andrew (31 August 2007). "East Rural St Andrew - Development desired". Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  2. "Mavis Bank". Archived from the original on 10 February 2013., World Gazetteer.
  3. UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet L, 1967.
  4. Knibb Sibley, Inez (1978). Dictionary of Place-Names in Jamaica (1st ed.). Kingston, Jamaica: Institute of Jamaica. p. 107.
  5. "Mavis Bank Coffee Factory". Blue Mountain Coffee, Inc. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
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