Southfield, Jamaica

Southfield is a farming town [5] on the southern ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains[6] in St Elizabeth, Jamaica.[7][8]

Southfield, Jamaica
Town
Southfield, Jamaica
Coordinates: 17.8805°N 77.6735°W / 17.8805; -77.6735[1][2]
CountryJamaica
ParishSt Elizabeth
Elevation568 m (1,863 ft)
Population
  Total2,623
  Estimate 
(2018)
4,370
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)

History

Southfield was originally the site of a plantation. This, together with its Great House was well established by 1796 when Andrew Bromfield was listed as the proprietor with 80 African slaves.[9] By 1922 this had been renamed Southfield Pen.[10]

In 1995, the Great House featured in a program shown on Jamaican National Television.[9]

In 2018, the Village turned into a Town and Southfield Town has 4,370 people live in 1,120 Households.

Amenities

Southfield has two hardware stores, one of which is owned and operated by the Parchment family, a Petcom gas station owned by the Gayle family, many churches including Southfield Seventh-Day Adventist church which was the first Seventh Day Adventist Church in the region. It also has many shops, a supermarket and a pharmacy.[11]

There is also a school, Mayfield All Age School, a public library[12] and two churches.[1][2]

Notable residents

References

  1. UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet E, 1958.
  2. "Wikimapia". Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  3. "Southfield, Jamaica Page". Falling Rain Genomics Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  4. "Southfield". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  5. Grindley, Latoya (25 March 2008). "Carrots in the 'breadbasket'". Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  6. "ST. ELIZABETH, JAMAICA". Washington, DC 20045: Adventures Great and Small. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  7. "Southfield Map – Satellite Images of Southfield". maplandia.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009.."Lois Samuels' the Vessel for CFW". Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica Gleaner. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  8. Samuels, Lois. "THE MANNINGS BOYS HOME". Lois Samuels. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  9. Hodgson, Robert Roy. "Southfield Great House". southfieldhodgsons.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  10. Hodgson, Robert Roy. "Edward Hugh Hodgson". southfieldhodgsons.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009. and Village turn into Town
  11. Finlason, Gladys. "Button Bay Beach Getaway". Treasure Beach, Jamaica: ButtonbayJamaica.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  12. http://www.jamaicateachers.org.jm/about/aboutus_off.asp
  13. "Jamaican-born scientist gets top award". Jamaica Gleaner. 29 January 2007. Archived from the original on 10 June 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  14. Hodgson, Robert. "Mabel Victoria Bent". southfieldhodgsons.com. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
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