Situated in the heart of the Cockpit Country, Accompong is one of the most historically important town centers in the region. It was here that a treaty was signed between the British and the Maroons, granting the latter semi-sovereignty over the area. Often described as a nation within a nation, the 1739 treaty still stands and an elected colonel oversees Accompong’s affairs to this day.
The Cockpit Country is made up of several distinct communities, each of which offers a unique window onto Jamaican culture. Some of the main regions include, Accompong, Flagstaff, Windsor, Wait-A-Bit/Litchfield, and Sherwood Content. Many of these centers are located close to the Cockpit interior, while others can be reached via a 2-3 hour drive.
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