Dating from the 1700s, Cinnamon Hill was once owned by the family of 19th-century poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning of “How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.” It is now restored to its former glory as a gracious plantation home.
In the mid-1970s the country music singer Johnny Cash bought the house from his friend, American businessman John Rollins. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were part-time Jamaica residents for more than four decades. Intrigued by the legend of “White Witch of Rose Hall,” Johnny Cash wrote the “Ballad of Annee Palmer.” During the Rose Hall Great House tour, you can hear this haunting ballad sung by the guides.