Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Saint Thomas is an island
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 in the Caribbean Sea
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 and with the islands of Saint John
Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands
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, Saint Croix
Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Saint Croix is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands , an unincorporated territory of the United States. Formerly the Danish West Indies, they were sold to the United States by Denmark in the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of...

, and Water Island
Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands
Water Island was acquired by the USA in 1917 from Denmark but continued to be owned by a corporation until several decades later. Since 1996, it has formed part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a United States territory located in the Caribbean Sea. The island is of volcanic origin and lies to the...

 a county
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 and constituent district
Districts and sub-districts of the United States Virgin Islands
The United States Virgin Islands are administratively divided into 3 districts, which are subdivided into 20 subdistricts.The districts are:# Saint Croix# Saint Thomas# Saint John...

 of the United States Virgin Islands
United States Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands of the United States are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles.The U.S...

 (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States
United States
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. Located on the island is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. As of the 2010 census
United States Census Bureau
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, the population of Saint Thomas was 51,634 about 48.5% of the US Virgin Island total. The district has a land area of 31.24 square miles (80.9 km²).

Pre-colonial history

The island was originally settled around 1500 BC by the Ciboney
The Ciboney were pre-Columbian indigenous inhabitants of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The name Ciboney derives from the indigenous Taíno people which means Cave Dwellers; evidence has shown that a number of the Ciboney people have lived in caves at some time. Over the years, many...

 people. They were later replaced by the Arawaks and then the Caribs. Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
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 sighted the island in 1493 on his second voyage to the "New World
New World
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". The Caribs barely survived the first decades of contact with Europeans, either due to disease, deportation or slaying.

Danish colonial period

The Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company was a chartered company of Dutch merchants. Among its founding fathers was Willem Usselincx...

 established a post on Saint Thomas
Dutch Virgin Islands
The Dutch Virgin Islands is the collective name for the enclaves that the Dutch West India Company had in the Virgin Islands. The area was ruled by a director, whose seat was not permanent. The main reason for starting a colony here was that it lay strategically between the Dutch colonies in the...

 in 1657. The first congregation was the St. Thomas Reformed Church which was established in 1660 and was associated with the Dutch Reformed Church
Dutch Reformed Church
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. The Danish
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 conquered the island in 1666, and by 1672 had established control over the entire island through the Danish West India and Guinea Company. The land was divided into plantation
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s and sugar cane production became the primary economic activity. As a result the economies of Saint Thomas and neighboring islands of Saint John and Saint Croix became highly dependent on slave
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 labor and the slave trade. In 1685 the Brandenburgisch-Africanische Compagnie
German colonization of the Americas
The German colonization of the Americas consisted of failed attempts to settle Venezuela , St. Thomas, the Crab Island and Tertholen in the 16th and 17th centuries.-Klein-Venedig:...

took control of the slave trade on Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas (Brandenburg colony)
The Brandenburg colony of St. Thomas consisted of a leased part of the Danish island of St. Thomas - History :...

, and for some time the largest slave auctions in the world were held there. Saint Thomas was known for its fine natural harbor
A harbor or harbour , or haven, is a place where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from stormy weather, or else are stored for future use. Harbors can be natural or artificial...

, known as "Taphus" for the drinking establishments located nearby. In 1691 the primary settlement there was renamed Charlotte Amalie in honor of the wife of Denmark's King Christian V
Christian V of Denmark
Christian V , was king of Denmark and Norway from 1670 to 1699, the son of Frederick III of Denmark and Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg...

. It was later declared a free port
Free port
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 by Frederick V
Frederick V of Denmark
Frederick V was king of Denmark and Norway from 1746, son of Christian VI of Denmark and Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach.-Early life:...

. In December 1732, the first two of many Moravian Brethren missionaries came from Herrnhut
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 in present day Germany to minister to them. Distrusted at first by the white masters, they lived among the slaves and soon won their confidence. A small Jewish community was set up in Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
-Education:St. Thomas-St. John School District serves the community. and Charlotte Amalie High School serve the area.-Gallery:-See also:* Anna's Retreat* Cruz Bay* Saint Thomas* Water Island-External links:* *...

 and set up a historic synagogue Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim, the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the United States.

While the sugar trade had brought prosperity to the island's free citizens, by the early 19th century Saint Thomas was in decline. The continued export of sugar was threatened by hurricanes, drought, and American
United States
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 competition. In 1848, slavery was abolished and the resulting rise in labour costs further weakened the position of Saint Thomas' sugar producers. Given its harbors and fortifications, Saint Thomas still retained a strategic importance, and thus in the 1860s the United States government considered buying the island and its neighbors from Denmark for $7.5 million, but failed to find domestic legislative support for the bid.

David Hamilton Jackson

As the islands were poorly managed by the Danish, a local islander, David Hamilton Jackson, was instrumental in persuading the Danish to allow the USA to purchase the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. In 1915, he traveled to Denmark and convinced the King of Denmark to allow freedom of the press in the islands. He began the first newspaper in the islands known as The Herald. After this, he organized labor unions among the islanders for better working conditions. The islands now have an annual celebration to honor the legacy of David Hamilton Jackson.

American acquisition

In 1917 St. Thomas was purchased (along with Saint John
Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Saint John is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands , an unincorporated territory of the United States. St...

 and Saint Croix) by the United States
United States
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 for $25 million in gold, as part of a defensive strategy to maintain control over the Caribbean and the Panama Canal
Panama Canal
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 during the First World War
World War I
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. The transfer occurred March 31, 1917 behind Fort Christian before the barracks which now house the Legislature of the U.S Virgin Islands. The baccalaureate service for the transfer was held at the St. Thomas Reformed Church as it was identified as the American church in the Danish West Indies.
John Morris, a U.S. Naval officer, designed the flag that now represents the United States Virgin Islands. Sparks married a local U.S Virgin Island woman, Grace Joseph Sparks; when Sparks' superior, Rear Adm. Summer Ely Wetmore Kitelle, commissioned the design for the flag, P.W. Sparks asked his wife and her sister, Blanche Joseph (later Sasso) to sew the first flag. That flag was used until such time as a factory produced flag could be acquired. The flag's inspiration came from the U.S. Presidential seal. Sparks decided to have the eagle facing the olive branches (which represented peace) rather than the arrows (which represented the three islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John). (At the request of the Sparks family, this piece of history was entered into the Congressional Record in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 1986, vol.132, No.56, by the congressional delegate, Ron de Lugo.) Every year Transfer Day
Transfer Day
Transfer Day is a holiday celebrated in the U.S. Virgin Islands on March 31. It marks the transfer of the islands from Denmark to the United States that took place in 1917. The year of 2007 marked the 90th anniversary of the acquisition of the islands....

 is recognized as a holiday which celebrates the acquisition of the islands by the United States in 1917.

U.S. citizenship was granted to the residents in 1927. The U.S. Department of the Interior
United States Department of the Interior
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 took over administrative duties in 1931. American forces were based on the island during the Second World War
World War II
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. In 1954, passage of the U.S. Virgin Islands Organic Act officially granted territorial status to the three islands, and allowed for the formation of a local senate with politics dominated by the American Republican
Republican Party (United States)
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 and Democratic
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 parties. Full home rule
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 was achieved in 1970.

The post-war era also saw the rise of tourism on the island. With relatively cheap air travel and the American embargo
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 on Cuba
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, the numbers of visitors greatly increased. Despite natural disasters such as Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Hugo
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 (1989) and Hurricanes Luis
Hurricane Luis
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 and Marilyn
Hurricane Marilyn
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 (1995), the island's infrastructure continues to improve as the flow of visitors continues.



Saint Thomas is divided into the following subdistrict
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s (with population as per the 2010 U.S. Census):
  1. Charlotte Amalie (pop. 18,481)
  2. Northside (pop. 10,049)
  3. Tutu (pop. 6,867)
  4. East End (pop. 8,403)
  5. Southside (pop. 5,411)
  6. West End (pop. 2,241)
  7. Water Island
    Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands
    Water Island was acquired by the USA in 1917 from Denmark but continued to be owned by a corporation until several decades later. Since 1996, it has formed part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a United States territory located in the Caribbean Sea. The island is of volcanic origin and lies to the...

     (pop. 182)


The island is serviced by the Cyril E. King Airport
Cyril E. King Airport
-Cargo:*Ameriflight *Four Star Aviation*FedEx-Accidents and incidents:On December 28, 1970, Trans Caribbean Airways Flight 505 made a hard landing and ran off the side of the runway. Two of the 48 passengers died in the subsequent fire....


The United States Virgin Islands is the only place under United States jurisdiction where the rule of the road is to drive on the left. This was inherited from what was the then-current Danish practice at the time of the American acquisition in 1917. However, because St. Thomas is a U.S. territory, most cars are imported from the mainland United States and as a result, the steering column is located on the left side of the vehicle.

There are open-air cabs, also known as the "safaris". It costs one dollar and is the cheapest way to navigate the island. There are set routes that they follow. One passes by every drop-off location about every 5–10 minutes.

The island has many regular taxis from compact size to large vans, as well as open-air, covered trucks called "safari cabs" with bench seats. The latter usually operate only between high-traffic points, e.g., cruise ship terminals at Havensight and Crown Bay and downtown Charlotte Amalie.

Passenger and limited car ferry services to neighboring islands such as Water Island, St. John, St. Croix, and the British Virgin Islands run regularly out of the Red Hook Terminal, Charlotte Amalie, and Crown Bay Marina.


St. Thomas-St. John School District
St. Thomas-St. John School District
St. Thomas-St. John School District is one of two school districts in the United States Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States.The district serves the islands of Saint Thomas and Saint John....

 operates public schools on Saint Thomas.

Private Schools on St. Thomas:
  • Antilles School
  • Montessori School

Parochial Schools on St. Thomas:
  • All Saints Cathedral School
    All Saints Cathedral School
    The All Saints Cathedral School, founded in 1928, is a private Episcopal college preparatory day school located on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands on Commandant Gade, or Garden Street...

  • Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School
  • Weslyan Academy Bible School

Colleges and universities on St. Thomas:
  • University of the Virgin Islands
    University of the Virgin Islands
    The University of the Virgin Islands is a public university located in the United States Virgin Islands.-Academics:The university has five academic divisions: Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nursing, and Science and Mathematics. UVI offers several graduate degree programs and...


Generally the island is peaceful, although there have been instances of unsolved high profile murder
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s. In April 2011, a prominent American
United States
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 construction engineer for the firm Klaus-Manning was shot while returning from dinner. In another instance, a cruise ship passenger was killed in a crossfire between rival gangs.

Notable people

  • Alton Augustus Adams – first African American band master for the United States Navy
    United States Navy
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  • Edward Wilmot Blyden
    Edward Wilmot Blyden
    Edward Wilmot Blyden was an Americo-Liberian educator, writer, diplomat, and politician primarily in Liberia. He also taught for five years in Sierra Leone, and his writings were influential in both countries....

     – ambassador, an Igbo in Diaspora, is credited in some history books as having laid the foundation of West African nationalism and Pan-Africanism
  • Callix Crabbe
    Callix Crabbe
    Callix Sadeaq Crabbe is a Major League Baseball second baseman who is currently in the Toronto Blue Jays organization...

     – Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
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  • Hannah Davis – a Ralph Lauren
    Ralph Lauren
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     and Victoria's Secret
    Victoria's Secret
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  • Ashley Graham
    Ashley Graham
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     – union leader
  • Kelsey Grammer
    Kelsey Grammer
    Allen Kelsey Grammer is an American actor and comedian. He is most widely known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the sitcoms Cheers and Frasier...

     – actor, director, and producer born in St. Thomas
  • Emile Griffith
    Emile Griffith
    Emile Alphonse Griffith is a former boxer who was the first fighter from the U.S. Virgin Islands ever to become a world champion. He is perhaps best known for his controversial third fight with Benny Paret in 1962 for the welterweight world championship...

     – former boxer who won world championships in both the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions.
  • Elrod Hendricks
    Elrod Hendricks
    Elrod Jerome "Ellie" Hendricks was a catcher and coach in Major League Baseball. Hendricks played during a 12-year career that lasted from through for the Baltimore Orioles , Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees...

     – Major League Baseball player
  • Roy Innis
    Roy Innis
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     – civil rights leader
  • Julian Jackson
    Julian Jackson
    Julian Jackson is a retired professional boxer and former three-time world champion in the light middleweight and middleweight divisions...

     – boxer
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     born in St. Thomas
  • J. Raymond Jones
    J. Raymond Jones
    J. "The Fox" Raymond Jones, African American New York politician. He moved to New York City in 1918. He challenged Tammany Hall leader Carmine DeSapio twice. After a failed campaign seeking support to his candidature in 1958, Jones succeeded in becoming the first black leader of Tammany in 1964...

     – political activist
  • Al McBean
    Al McBean
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     – Major League Baseball player
  • Ralph Moses Paiewonsky
    Ralph Moses Paiewonsky
    Ralph Moses Paiewonsky was a businessman and politician who served as the ninth civilian governor of the United States Virgin Islands from 1961-1969....

     – governor
  • Calvin Pickering
    Calvin Pickering
    Calvin Elroy Pickering is a former professional baseball first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball between 1998 and 2005 for the Baltimore Orioles , Cincinnati Reds , Boston Red Sox , and Kansas City Royals...

     – Major League Baseball player.
  • Charles Sainte-Claire Deville
    Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville
    Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville was a geologist and meteorologist.Born in St Thomas he was the brother of Henri Etienne Sainte-Claire Deville....

     – a french geologist
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  • Henri Sainte-Claire Deville
    Henri Etienne Sainte-Claire Deville
    Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville was a French chemist.He was born in the island of St Thomas, West Indies, where his father was French consul. Together with his elder brother Charles he was educated in Paris at the College Rollin...

     – a french chemist.
  • Camille Pissarro
    Camille Pissarro
    Camille Pissarro was a French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas . His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, as he was the only artist to exhibit in both forms...

     – a key member of the French Impressionist
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     group of painters
  • Kitwana Rhymer
    Kitwana Rhymer
    Kitwana Rhymer is a United States Virgin Islands basketball player currently with La Villa Basketball of the La Vega League in the Dominican Republic....

     – basketball player in China who also played at UMass
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system...

  • Rashawn Ross
    Rashawn Ross
    Rashawn Ross is an American trumpeter and arranger from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Ross is arguably best known for his contributions in the Dave Matthews Band. After his graduation from the Berklee College of Music , Ross has worked with artists in many different genres of music ranging from...

     – Trumpeter who tours with Dave Matthews Band
    Dave Matthews Band
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  • Roy Lester Schneider – governor and physician
  • Karrine Steffans
    Karrine Steffans
    Karrine Steffans is an American author, most notably of the Vixen series of books. She has worked as an actress and as a hip hop model, having appeared in more than 20 music videos, many by multiplatinum-selling rap artists...

     – former hip hop music video performer and actress and the author of "Confessions of A Video Vixen."
  • Morris Simmonds
    Morris Simmonds
    Morris Simmonds was a German physician, pathologist, from a family originating in Hanau but born on the then Danish St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands in Caribbean Sea...

     – German physician, pathologist, described a syndrome of pituitary failure with emaciation (Simmonds syndrome)
  • Theron Thomas
    Theron Thomas
    Rock City are an U.S. Virgin Islands R&B singing, rapping, and songwriting duo, consisting of, two brothers, Timothy Thomas and Theron Thomas .-History:...

     – a hip hop artist in the hiphop duo named "Rock City"
  • Terence Todman
    Terence Todman
    Terrance Alphonso Todman , is an American diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Chad, Guinea, Costa Rica, Spain, Denmark and Argentina. In 1990, he was awarded the rank of Career Ambassador....

     – ambassador
  • Peter von Scholten
    Peter von Scholten
    Peter Carl Frederik von Scholten was Governor-General of the Danish West Indies from 1827 to 1848. He was born in Vestervig, Thy, Denmark as the son of captain Casimir von Scholten and Catharina Elisabeth de Moldrup....

     – governor general
  • Denmark Vesey
    Denmark Vesey
    Denmark Vesey originally Telemaque, was an African American slave brought to the United States from the Caribbean of Coromantee background. After purchasing his freedom, he planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States...

     – leader of planned slave uprising in Charleston, South Carolina
  • David Levy Yulee
    David Levy Yulee
    David Levy Yulee, born David Levy was an American politician and attorney from Florida, a territorial delegate to Congress, the first Jewish member of the United States Senate, and a member of the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War...

     – an American politician and the first member of the United States Senate
    United States Senate
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     to have been, at one time, a practicing Jew.
  • Midre Cummings – Major League Baseball Player

Points of interest

  • Blackbeard's Castle
    Blackbeard's Castle
    Blackbeard's Castle is one of five National Historic Landmarks in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is located in the city of Charlotte Amalie, on the island of St. Thomas. Built in 1679 by the Danes as a watchtower to protect the harbor, it was originally called Skytsborg Tower...

  • Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
    Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
    Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge is located about 2 miles south of the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands of the United States. There are actually two "Buck Islands." The National Wildlife Refuge occupies the one near St. Thomas. The one just north of St. Croix is the centerpiece of...

  • Fort Christian
    Fort Christian
    Fort Christian is a Danish-built fort in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. It was constructed by the Danish government in the 17th century who occupied the small Caribbean island. As the oldest standing structure in the U.S. Virgin Islands, this fort has served as a town center, a government...

  • Magens Bay Arboretum
    Magens Bay Arboretum
    The Magens Bay Arboretum is an arboretum located just inland of Magens Bay, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is operated by the Magens Bay Authority and open to the public....

  • Magens Bay
    Magens Bay
    Magens Bay is a bay on Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean.Located on the North side of the island, Magens Bay features a well-protected white sand beach stretching for nearly a mile...

  • St. Thomas Reformed Church
  • St. Thomas Synagogue
    St. Thomas Synagogue
    St. Thomas Synagogue is an historic synagogue in Charlotte Amalie on the island of Saint Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The real name of the synagogue is Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997....

External links

Official sites


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