Codrington, Barbuda

Codrington, Barbuda

Codrington is a town located on the island of Barbuda, which is part of the country of Antigua and Barbuda.

Codrington was founded by the family of Christopher Codrington and John Codrington in 1685[1], to be the main residential centre on the island. They built a castle which dominated the town, but it was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1843 and little trace of it now remains.

In 1741, the first slave rebellion happened in Codrington. Beach's Rebellion arose as a consequence of manager Thomas Beach's "cruel and tyrannical" behaviour. Several herds of cattle were slaughtered, damage was done to the Codrington's property and equipment, and "negroes runaway and absent themselves" from work.

The population of Codrington was recorded as 700 in the census of 1904, and 1252 in the census of 1991.

Coordinates: 17°38′N 61°50′W / 17.633°N 61.833°W / 17.633; -61.833

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