Accompong

Saint Elizabeth Parish
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Accompong is the name of a Maroon town, a festival and a Maroon. Accompong, the founder of Accompong Maroon Town, was the brother of Quao, Cuffy, Nanny, and Cudjoe (Kojo). The town was founded in 1739 when a peace treaty with the British was signed under the Kindah tree by Cudjoe, giving Maroons autonomy, limited self-governance, and land. Their descendants today celebrate the Accompong Maroon Festival annually on January 6th. The festival is open to anyone and consists of dancing, drumming and general festivities. Additionally, the town is open to visitors and there are guided tours.

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