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Bethel Union Pioneer Cemetery

Located in: Clearview Township
Location #1918
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Location Owner:oleboy
Creation Date: 8/29/2010
Last Updated: 4/30/2016



Description
Bethel Union is a pioneer cemetery that is the final resting spot of both black and white settlers who lived in the Clearview Twp.area. Some 80 headstones dot the grounds and there are more than 100 unmarked graves beneath tall birch trees, containing the remains of blacks that once lived in the community.
Many buried in the cemetery are slaves or the descendents of slaves who came to Canada via the famous Underground Railway.Others had found there way here after the American Revoution and some following the Civil War, which finally resulted in the abolition of slavery.These freedom seekers migrated into what was the great pine forests of Old Sunnidale Township (now known as Simcoe County Forests) in search of work.One of the major employers of Blacks in the early years in this area was the Jacques & Hay Company, who operated lumber mills and a furniture factory in the Village of New Lowell.

Note:On one side of the grounds there is a Sign (Journey Into the Past) leading to a path into the forest to depict how it was back then.

Location:
2115-2415 (Aprox) Creemore Ave
Clearview, ON L0M 1N0

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Status:

Status: Closed
Category: Cemetery



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OAP says:
4/24/2012 10:59:06 PM

This year marks the 15th. Anniversary of the Cemetery Restoration that will be held at the site, at 7:30 P.M. June 24, 2012. You may contact Janie Cooper-Wilson, c/o of The SilverShoe Historical Society, or by calling: 705-293-0657/705-293-0481

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