Geotourism MapGuide: A travel guide to the places most respected and recommended by locals.
inspire me!
Inspire Me!
Review great places recommended by locals. Give thumbs up or add to your Trip Planner.
Show Me:
  Village or Town

Governor's Harbour

 3 Thumbs Up! Give your thumbs up.
 
Queen's Highway, Governor's Harbour
View of Cupid's Cay
Entrance sign at Governor's Harbour
Administrators office Governor's Harbour
Anchor Bay
|
 

Governor's Harbour is the capital of Eleuthera and the center of commerce and government business offices for the district. Governor's Harbour is so called because the first seat of government was established here.

It is also the place where Captain William Sayle, ex-Governor of Bermuda, established the first settlement in The Bahamas at Cupid's Cay, which is joined to the mainland by a causeway. The causeway was originally a wooden bridge which was reportedly blown away in the gales of 1928 or 1929, a concrete bridge was later built. Cupid's Cay was also the location of the first U.S. Consulate and home to historic Wesley Methodist Church, which was built in 1883 and has a basement set into the rock.

Descendants of Governor's Harbour include the Bethel, Pyfrom, Sturrup, and Moss families.

For More Information, Contact:

Mr. Roderick Pinder

roderick_pinder@hotmail.com

General Delivery, Governors Harbour, CE
(242) 808-3131

No comments have been made about this nomination. Be the first to add a comment!

Related Places:
 Festival or Event
A young boy eats a pineapple during a contest at the Pineapple Festival.
   
Login or create an account to save to your trip planner
 

Pineapple Festival

This event is held every year on the Bahamas Labour Day weekend. Bahamians and visitors from all...

 Local Points of...
Wesley Methodist Governor's Harbour
   
Login or create an account to save to your trip planner
 

Wesley Methodist Church: Governor's Harbour

This church was built in 1883, but there is a monument inside the church on the wall which dates...

-+
AtlasHybrid.Imagery(Satellite)OpenStreetMap

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 25.196203000
Longitude: -76.240670000
Elevation: 111 FT (34 M)
Meet the Contributor:
Karen Rolle
 Thumbs Up Place Nearby
 
(91.7 miles / 148.5 kilometers)
 
Andros Town
This area is the administrative center of Central Andros, the site of the old St. Stephens...
 
Bannerman Town
Bannerman Town, located on the southern end of Eleuthera, was named after Governor Alexander...
 
Betsy Bay
Betsy Bay is located on the west coast of Mayaguana, three miles northeast of Pirates Well. It...
 
Bullock's Harbour
Bullock's Harbour, more commonly known as "The Village," is the capital of The Berry Islands and...
 
Cherokee Sound
Cherokee Sound is a quaint community that is the most isolated settlement on Abaco. It has neat,...