Northernmost of Great Abaco's main settlements, Coopers Town was originally settled in the 1870's by families from Grand Bahama (the Coopers) and Green Turtle Cay. In the early 1900's, Coopers Town produced pineapples and sponges, both of which are hard-to-find in The Abacos of the 1990's. Even though the area was originally settled to grow and export produce, Coopers Town does not have a natural harbour.
With the recent completion of the Great Abaco spine road, many of today's 900 Coopers Town residents work in Treasure Cay, about 18 miles to the south of this quiet and quaint Abaco town. Coopers Town's main "claim to fame" is its place in history as the home district of The Bahamas twice-elected FNM Prime Minister, The Right Honorable Hubert Ingraham.
During 1999, we plan to add some additional "place information" and photography to this page. As of March-1999, Coopers Town had no hotels, a smattering of cottage rentals, and a very limited number of "native" (and good) restaurants. Many of the cays immediately offshore of Coopers Town offer excellent beaches.
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