The United States maintained a consular presence in Barbados beginning June 11, 1823, when Barbados was still a British colony. Following widespread Caribbean decolonization throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the United States has used Bridgetown as a base for diplomatic relations with Barbados and the region.Modern Flag of Barbados
Following a June 1966 constitutional conference with Great Britain at which Barbados negotiated its independence, Barbados because an independent state within the British Commonwealth on November 30, 1966. The United States recognized Barbados’ independence that same day when it opened the American Embassy in Bridgetown.
The U.S. Embassy at Bridgetown was established on November 30, 1966, with George Dolgin as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.