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Did you know the area known as Courville in the Micoud district presumably got its name from an old French family? Lefort de Latour’s lists a Courville as owner of 92 carrés of land in the Micoud Quarter.
Did you know Lefort de Latour’s map shows Pointe et Anse Comerette to the north-east of St. Lucia? The origin of the name is yet to be known. Incidentally, a quantity of Amerindian relics has been found in the neighborhood.
1 Carré = 3.2 acres
Source: St. Lucia: The Romance of its Place Names by Rev. Fr. Charles Jesse – 1966
This feature runs every Tuesday and Thursday. It is compiled by daughter of the soil Anselma Aimable, a former agricultural officer and former correspondent for Caribbean Net News, who has a deep interest in local culture and history. Send ideas and tips to [email protected]
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