The town of Falmouth is the capital of parish Trelawny in Jamaica. It is often referred to as one of the best preserved Georgian town of the Caribbean island. Falmouth is located at the northern coast of Jamaica, nearly 18 miles away from Montego Bay. The town was explored by Thomas Reid during the middle of the eighteenth century when it was the chief producer of sugar around the world. It got its name form the hometown of the then Governor of Jamaica, Sir William Trelawny. It is evident from the standard grid streets; public buildings and proper water supply that the city had a planned system of administration from its beginning. Falmouth was an active port during the eighteenth century. However by the beginning of nineteenth century, it became a slave country and faced a major decline in commercial activities. Nevertheless Falmouth continued building houses, mansions and commercial buildings. The townscape of Falmouth is featured by a unique pattern of Jamaican architecture.
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