Georgetown Guyana: Historic Bourda

Georgetown Guyana: Historic Bourda

This ward of the city derives its name from Joseph Bourda who purchased this area which later became his estate. In 1876, this ward was reorganized by  the Vlissingen Commissioners who were appointed by the government to analyze the claims made by many persons who claimed to be the heir of Joseph Bourda.

Like many parts of the city the streets of this ward reflect the rich history of  Guyana. Charlotte Street was named in honour of Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.  Alexander Street was named to commemorate the Czar of Russia Alexander I. Wellington Street was named after the Duke of Wellington. King Street was named in honour of King George lll .

Bourda Street was named after its founder Joseph Bourda. South Road was known as Love Lane,  It was a footpath that was named in accordance with its geographical position as the southernmost street in this ward. Oronoque Street and  derive their names from dams that were planted with Oronoque and Orange trees.    [more]

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  • Joanne  On 06/19/2012 at 5:12 am

    What is Oronoque?

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