Places in South Cockpit Country
The Maroons and their legacy make up a significant chapter in the Jamaican national narrative, yet the truth of the matter is there are very few actual Maroon communities remaining on the island. Accompong, named for the brother of Maroon hero Cudjoe and embedded in the outer edges of southwestern Cockpit Country, is the sole remaining outpost in western Jamaica.
Ipswich & Mexico Caves
If you head about 8km north of YS Falls (you’ll probably need a 4WD to do so) you’ll find the almost-abandoned hamlet of Ipswich, the equally derelict railway line between Montego Bay and Kingston, and some of the most dramatic caves in Jamaica. There are two groups of caverns in this area. The first set, known as the Ipswich Caves (N 18°11’ 55.2”, W 77°50’21.
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