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Map showing lands owned or occupied by Blacks between 1849 and 1871 in Raleigh Township, Ontario.

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North Buxton 1876-According to survey maps of Enos & Sarah Johnson, 1874 & 1876 "The hamlet of North Buxton was developed in 1874, with a portion of Enos and Sarah Johnson's land facing the Center Road on Lots 9 and 10. The first streets…

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"The Elgin Settlement, also known as Buxton, was one of four organized black settlements to be developed in Canada. The black population of Canada West and Chatham was already high due to the area's proximity to the United States. The land was…

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Facsimile. Imprint of original London : Jas. Wyld, 1838. Size of original 57 x 87 cm.

Compiled from the original documents in the Surveyor General's Office.

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Plaque Text: In 1829 a group of fugitive Negro slaves in Cincinnati decided to seek a more secure refuge in Canada. In 1830, with the help of Quakers in Oberlin, Ohio, they purchased 325 ha of land in this vicinity from the Canada Company. A…

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The British Methodist Episcopal Church was the centre of spiritual and social activities for newly arrived Blacks in Ontario in the 1800’s. Built in 1836 at Portage Road and Murray Hill, it was moved to its present site on Peer Street in 1890.…

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Buxton resident, William Hooper, originally from Kentucky, enlisted as a substitute for one year in November 1864 in Toledo, Ohio. He served with the 14th USCT.