Welcome to Seaford Town
Seaford Town is surely one of the great ethno-historical oddities of the Caribbean. Here’s the story behind this sprawling hillside burg: between 1834 and 1838 more than 1200 Germans arrived in Jamaica, essentially as indentured laborers. Almost two centuries later there are surprisingly few people of mixed ethnicity in Seaford (although who knows what intermingled genes lay further up the family tree). While fewer than 200 Seaford inhabitants claim German ancestry, these individuals are (more or less) white, working class Jamaicans, so there's a surprisingly European feel to the place. While only a scant few older people speak German, the German heritage is evident in the town's landmarks and is a draw for both history and culture buffs.