Ever wondered how our parishes got their names? Which is the oldest parish in Jamaica and even how the parishes were divided?  If these are thoughts that have crossed your mind, we invite you to learn about the remarkable history of Jamaican parishes by visiting the Parish Histories of Jamaica website at www.parishhistoriesofjamaica.org.

The Parish Histories of Jamaica project was developed by the JN Foundation, in partnership with the Department of History and Archaeology, at The University of the West Indies. The project seeks to capture and document the unique histories of all 14 parishes in Jamaica and make it available via the website. These histories portray to readers the major historical highlights and developments in each parish.