Near Thamesville in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
—Tecumseh Parkway —
They began missionary work among the Lenni Lenape First Nation (Delaware) and organized villages based on Christianity and European lifestyle. Following the American Revolution, the pacifist Moravians once again faced persecution, leading them, and their followers, to Detroit where they sought refuge with the British Government. There, Lieutenant Governor Simcoe granted the Moravians a large tract of land along the Thames River east of present day Thamesville, Ontario.
By 1792, the village of Fairfield had been established under the direction of Brother David Zeisberger. For over 20 years, the community had a fairly consistent population of between 150 and 200 inhabitants, 60 modest log homes, a church, a school, barns, and workshops. By 1813, the inhabitants had also developed several
Erected by Tecumseh Parkway.
Location. 42° 35.112′ N, 81° 54.259′ W. Marker is near Thamesville, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker is on Longwoods Road (Provincial Highway 2) east of Victoria Road (Provincial Highway 21), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This historical marker is one of a series five of historical markers, that are situated just west of the Fairfield Museum, on a by-passed section of the old Longwoods Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14878 Longwoods Road, Thamesville, Ontario N0P 1C0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burning of Fairfield (here, next to this marker); Tecumseh (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Battle of Moraviantown, 1813 (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Prelude to Battle (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Why Choose This Site? (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Participants in the Battle of the Thames (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Participants in the Battle of the Thames (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (approx. 3.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Thamesville.
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