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Welcome to Jamaica ...

Jamaica is located in Queens County<1> and is the County Seat for Queens County.

Jamaica is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Jamaica lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Jamaica: 11433<3>

Communities Also Named Jamaica ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Jamaica - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Vermont and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jamaica.

Communities near Jamaica ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jamaica.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Jamaica
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
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    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Jamaica
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<5>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Jamaica
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
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    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Jamaica
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296,592 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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      • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Jamaica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Jamaica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Jamaica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<5>
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
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      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Jamaica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<5>
    • Union City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Jamaica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Mount Vernon [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Westchester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Jamaica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jamaica. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jamaica.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jamaica. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jamaica.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jamaica. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jamaica.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jamaica ...

Looking for more information about Jamaica? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jamaica, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jamaica.

Adding Jamaica to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jamaica in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jamaica was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jamaica on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jamaica on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Queens County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jamaica. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Queens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jamaica - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Jamaica). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jamaica or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jamaica) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jamaica. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JamaicaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamaica. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7024, Longitude: -73.7909    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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