Half Way Tree Village
Half Way Tree, St Kitts & Nevis
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Half Way Tree VillagePlace names in the Caribbean tend toward the literal, with this small town being a good example. The “half way” refers to the fact that the village served as the border when the English and French shared control of St. Kitts. Initially, the British allowed shipwrecked French soldiers to settle part of the island, using a giant tamarind tree to mark the spot with St. Christopher’s Island became Saint-Christopher. The arrangement quickly devolved, however, followed by years of fighting between the two 18th-century superpowers.