Nine Mile, Jamaica

Nine Mile is a district in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, a few miles south of Brown's Town. On 6 February 1945 the reggae musician and peace activist Bob Marley was born there, and later buried there.[1]

Nine Mile
Village
Nine Mile
Coordinates: 18.2978°N 77.2781°W / 18.2978; -77.2781
CountryJamaica
ParishSt Ann
Population
 (2009)
  Total300

Bob Marley Mausoleum

The Bob Marley Mausoleum is a tourist attraction located in Nine Mile, managed by members of Marley’s family. It has many historical artifacts including guitars, awards and photographs. Nine Mile is where Bob Marley’s musical career began and also influenced many of his songs.[2]

There is a Rasta-colored ‘rock pillow’ on which Marley laid his head when seeking inspiration. His body lies buried along with his guitar in a 2.5 m-tall (8.2 ft) oblong marble mausoleum inside a small church of traditional Ethiopian design. [3] There are two mausoleums on the property. The first is that of Marley's mother, Cedella Booker, known as Mama Marley. The second contains the remains of Marley himself.

References

  1. "Life and Legacy | The Life of Bob Marley". BobMarley.com. 11 May 1981. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  2. "Bob Marley birth village - Nine Mile (Jamaica)". Jamaicans.com. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  3. "Nine Mile Museum in Jamaica, Jamaica". Lonely Planet. 6 February 1945. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
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