Cobbs Cross

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Cobbs Cross
Cobbs Cross (Antigua and Barbuda)
Cobbs Cross
Cobbs Cross
Coordinates 17 ° 1 ′  N , 61 ° 46 ′  W Coordinates: 17 ° 1 ′  N , 61 ° 46 ′  W
Basic data
Country Antigua and Barbuda
island Antigua


St. Paul
Enumeration District 71700 CobbsCross
Residents 296 (2001)

Cobbs Cross is a small town in Saint Paul's Parish on the Caribbean island of Antigua , in the state of Antigua and Barbuda .

Location and landscape

Cobbs Cross is north of English Harbor , right on Falmouth Bay in the center of Antiguan's south coast. Monks Hill rises inland .

The place has around 300 inhabitants.

Neighboring locations or locations:
Table Hill Gardens Christian Hill
Falmouth Neighboring communities

English Harbor
Marsh Village

History and sights

The place is on the important central route connecting the capital St. John's to English Harbor, the base of the Royal Navy , where the road branches off towards Willoughby Bay .

In 1689 Fort George was built on Monks Hill , a mighty fortress that protected Falmouth Bay. The ruins of Fort George are within walking distance.

The place has a clinic and an elementary school, Cobbs Cross is already in Nelson's Dockyard National Park , Antigua's largest national park.

Individual evidence

  1. a b National Statistics Office: Census 2001 , Volume I Summary Social, Economic, Demographic, and Housing Characteristics , St. John's, July 2004, Table 8 Population by Enumeration District and Sex , 2. St. Paul . P. 32 ( pdf ,, there p. 43 - longer loading time).
  2. Christopher Beale: Antigua and Barbuda: Island Guide . Series Other Places travel guides . Other Places Publishing, 2008, ISBN 978-0-615-21837-3 , Great Fort George , pp. 74 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  3. ^ Monk's Hill & Fort George , on, accessed February 24, 2014;
    Hill and Fort George Trail , from, accessed February 14, 2014