Pickersgill, Guyana

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Pickersgill is a village in the Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region 2) of Guyana. It is located near the Pomeroon River.

Pickersgill
Village
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Pickersgill
Coordinates: 7°15′22″N58°43′21″W / 7.25611°N 58.72250°W / 7.25611; -58.72250
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Pomeroon-Supenaam
Population
 (2015)
  Total105

The 2012 census has a population count of 105. [1] Public healthcare is administered in adjacent towns, such as Charity (district hospital) or Suddie (hospital). [2] [3]

Commercial woodcutting was established in the area in 1834, when George Frederick Pickersgill, ex-Justice of the Peace for North-West District (predecessor to modern Regions 1 and 2), and James Chapman operated a troolie (Thatch palm) and woodcutting business at the confluence of the Pomeroon and its tributary, the Arapiaco. Pickersgill Saw Mills Ltd. was a presence here, as well as in Pomeroon and Essquibo, [4] and up to the 1950s a large sawmill remained at Pickersgill. [5]

In 1887, due to Venezuelan encroachment on the British claim to Guiana, the Colonial Government installed police stations in the North Western district. [6] [7]

The Pomeroon area is known for producing coconuts and other cash crops, [8] and Pickersgill has been of interest for agricultural improvement. [9]

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References

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