In the end of the 18th century, American founding father and future architect of the American Constitution, Alexander Hamilton, decided the town was so wealthy that “gold moved through the streets in wheel-barrows”.A growing share of the West Indian trade passed through the port in the beginning of the 1800s, and the rise of steamships made Charlotte Amalie an ideal coaling station for ships sailing between North- and South America.Charlotte Amalie has buildings of historical importance including St.
In 1680, there were more black African slaves than white European settlers. According to the latest census, the city population is 20000.Geographical coordinates of Charlotte Amalie (WGS84): latitude: 18° 20' 31" N ( 18.3419 ), longitude: 64° 55' 51" W ( -64.9307 ). This Wikipedia’s article is available under the GFDL.The town has a long history of pirates, especially stories of Bluebeard and Blackbeard (Edward Teach). A copy of the Liberty Bell is in Emancipation Park, which is a tourist attraction.In the 17th century, the Danes built both Blackbeard's Castle and Bluebeard's Castle attributed to the pirates. Before the time of the Danish West Indies (1754–1917), the city was known as Taphus for its many beer halls.