Site Description

Clarification of Historical site map:

Site I Rockland

I.1: St. Maarten’s first Governor’s residence (Governor John Philips)
I.2: Emilio Wilson’s house (after 1995) a former boiling house and former school building.
I.3: Graves (also known as Slave Yard) of the former owners of the Industry/ Golden Rock Plantation (Moses Philips, Maria Theresa Fahlberg, Ann Thomas Richardson (a school teacher) and many slaves.
I.4: Two caves which functioned as hiding places for maroons and as shelters during hurricanes. A water well and a spring totally surrounded with dry walls.

Site II Lime piece
II.1 Cave

Site III Doctor’s Yard & Kenepa Garden

III.1 Doctor’s Yard
Ruins of Dr. Millard’s dwelling, a water cistern; ruines of the boiling house, a circular structure built from rock stones and clay which once supported a sugar cane mill, two water wells and a spring.

III.2 Kenepa Garden:
Part of Kenepa Garden adjoins The Emilio Wilson Historical and Cultural Park. The hillside area was the location of the field slave’s village. Many Slaves were born, worked, lived, and (hundreds possibly thousands) were buried there.

Site IV The Slave path to the hill

IV 1 A slave path to Sentry Hill runs through the Emilio Wilson Historical and Cultural Park, the Kenepa Garden and partly through site I and II to the caves at the top of the Hill. The caves were mostly used as shelters during hurricanes but also functioned as a stop over for maroons.

 

Historical site map:

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