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Negro Burial Ground 1830

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
1. Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker
Inscription. Here stood a Baptist church erected in 1830 through the exertions of a former British soldier. John Oakley, who although white, became pastor of a predominantly negro congregation. In 1793 Upper Canada had passed an act forbidding further introduction of slaves and freeing the children of those in the colony at twenty-five. This was the first legislation of its kind in the British Empire. A long tradition of tolerance attracted refugee slaves to Niagara, many of whom lie buried here.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 15.135′ N, 79° 5.057′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Mississauga Street just north of John Street West, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the burial ground on the east side of Mississauga Street. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796 (approx. half a kilometer away); Action at Butler's Farm (approx.
Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
2. Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker
View of the historical marker and two gravestones at the Negro Burial Ground.
half a kilometer away); Niagara Land Purchases (approx. one kilometer away); Memorial Hall, 1906 (approx. one kilometer away); Janet Carnochan 1839 - 1926 (approx. one kilometer away); The Canada Constellation (approx. one kilometer away); William Kirby (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Also see . . .
1. Negro Burial Ground. This is a link to information provided by the niagaragreenbelt.com. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Negro Burial Ground (Baptist)+, OGS#3353 Niagara-on-the-Lake - Niagara (Lincoln & Welland) , Ontario. This is a link to information provided by the CanadianHeadstones.com website. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
3. Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker
View of the historical marker looking northeast along Mississauga Street.
Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
4. Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker
View of the historical marker and grave yard looking southwest along Mississauga Street.
Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
5. Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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