One of Jamaica’s youngest parishes, Clarendon was formed from a combination of three parishes: St. Dorothy’s, Vere and the old parish of Clarendon. Before the merger, its capital was Chapelton. Clarendon was named in honor of the Lord Chancellor Sir Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. Clarendon is also home to the Caribbean’s largest agricultural show; Denbigh Agricultural Show. For over 50 years Denbigh, an official Jamaican Independence activity, has been held every August for three days to celebrate Jamaica’s wealth of domestic and agricultural product.