CANADA: North Buxton- Crossroads- Between Boom and Bust – VIDEO

ONTARIO: CANADA: HISTORIC SITE: The NORTH BUXTON SETTLEMENT

North Buxton is a dispersed rural community located in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.[1][2][3][4][5] It was established in 1849 as a community for and by former African-American slaves who escaped to Canada to gain freedom. Rev. William King, a Scots-Irish/American Presbyterian minister and abolitionist, had organized the Elgin Association to buy 9,000 acres of land for resettlement of the refugees, to give them a start in Canada.

Within a few years, numerous families were living here, having cleared land, built houses, and developed crops. They established schools and churches, and were thriving before the American Civil War. (Wikipedia).

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