Lucea is a small town of just under 6,000 inhabitant’s located inJamaica’s smallest parish: Hanover. For over two centuries, Lucea has provided the rest of the country with much of its sugar, bananas and other fruits and vegetables. Of particular fame, however, is the delicious Lucea Yam.
Lucea is also home to what is possible the oldest church in all Jamaica. Although exact records have yet to be found, the Lucea Parish Church was likely built some time before 1725. Other visitor attractions include the impressive Fort Charlotte, built in 1761, and the still functioning Clock Tower.
With its helmet-shaped design, which the German landowner who erected the Clock Tower had built in honor of the German Royal Guard, this still functioning 19th century monument has literally stood the test of time until this very day. Nevertheless, however well it functions, the Clock Tower was actually a gift from Germany to the people of the island of St. Lucia but was brought to the town of Lucea in Jamaica in error by a geographically impaired captain.