Windham county. West river waters this town, and gives good mill seats. At a pleasant village near the centre of the town are valuable manufacturing establishments. The surface of the town is very uneven; in some parts mountainous, but the soil is generally good and productive. Lime-stone of a good quality is found here. Jamaica was first settled in 1780. Population, 1830, 1,523. It lies 90 miles S. from Montpelier and 14 N.W. from Newfane.