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Rolle Town Tombs

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The quiet little village of Rolle Town is one of the five Lord John Rolle Commonage Estates on Exuma. The Commonage Estates are lands that have been passed down to the slaves and cannot be sold. The town's residents are all descendants of Rolle's former slaves, and grow fruits and vegetables just as their ancestors have done since the 1800's. Relatives of U.S. actress, the late Esther Rolle, live here.

There are three tombs in the middle of a secluded clearing, dating back to Loyalist times. The only inscription, which is located on the largest one reads:

"Within this tomb interred the body of Ann McKay, wife of Alexander McKay who departed this life on the 8th November 1792. Age twenty-six years and their infant child."

A small sign leads the way to the Rolle family plot.

Hours Open: Sunrise to Sunset

Seasons Open: Year Round

Time Period Represented: Late 18th Century

Visitor Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

This site might not be suitable for someone in a wheelchair, or those physically challenged, because of the uneven terrain.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are allowed, but must be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

Exuma Tourist Office

Turnquest Star Plaza, P.O. Box EX-29041, George Town, EX
(242) 336-2430 · fax (242) 336-2431

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

Latitude: 23.459054000
Longitude: -75.700803000
Elevation: 27 FT (8 M)
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