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African Episcopal

Oro-Medonte, Ontario

Location Owner timo explorer
Creation Date Feb 19 2011
Status Repurposed
Category Church
Location Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Site number #2420

Text is taken from plaque on the site, by the National Historic Sites Board. "Built in 1849, this church is the last vestige of one of the oldest African-Canadian settlements in Upper Canada. Here at Oro, former members of the Loyalist militia from the War of 1812 established the only Black community sponsored by the government. Free Blacks from the northern United States later joined them. Located in the heart of a strategic and vulnerable region, the community guarded against an American invasion via Georgian Bay. This church is a testament to the contribution of African Canadians to the settlement and defence of Canada in the 19th century." National Historic Site, is open to visitors during the weekends of the summer months.

Latlng: (44.502738, -79.636580)


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avatar of sir_hammer
sir_hammer We stumbled upon this last summer by accident. I was a great reminder of a proud part of local history and the local role played in the "Underground Railroad".
Oct 01 2012
avatar of syd71
syd71 Hi, located in Oro-Medonte, titled Shanty Bay-Underground
Feb 24 2011
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timo explorer I may be mistaken, but I can't find anywhere that this location has been previously posted. My apologies if it has, still a great place.
Feb 20 2011
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syd71 Already posted....still love it though
Feb 20 2011