Kingston, Jamaica

Mapping Urbanization and Social Change

1702 Addition

An addition was made in 1702, Lieutenant Governor Beeston owned the mud accumulations on Harbour Street. Originally, he said that Harbour Street should always be used as a public street. … Continue reading

August 18, 2012

Kingston Settlement Town Plan

After the devastation of Port Royal, the British had to create a new capital of commerce. It was initially moved to Spanish Town. During this time Kingston was founded. Spanish … Continue reading

August 18, 2012

Port Royal

Port Royal is located on the Palisadoes sand spit. It is perfectly positioned to protect Kingston, which was a developing area for plantations. Port Royal was around during a time … Continue reading

July 30, 2012

1492 Discovery

Figure 1: Christopher Columbus’s Voyages to the Caribbean from The History of Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 on his second voyage to the New World.  Columbus originally … Continue reading

July 22, 2012