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Burr Lockhart Plato

1833 - 1905

 
 
Burr Lockhart Plato Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. Burr Lockhart Plato Marker
Inscription.  Born into slavery in Logan County in what is now West Virginia U.S.A., Plato and several friends used the Underground Railroad to reach Canada in 1856, settling in Niagara Falls. He became a popular and respected businessman, as well as an active member of the British Methodist Episcopal Church.

Burr Plato became one of the first Blacks in Canada to be elected to political office, when in 1886 he became a councillor for what was then the Village of Niagara Falls. He held the position almost each year until his retirement from public life in 1901.

Mr. Plato is resting in historic Drummondville Cemetery.
 
Erected by Descendants of Burr Plato and Members of the British Methodist Episcopal Church.
 
Location. 43° 5.315′ N, 79° 5.69′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker can be reached from Lundy's Lane, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Drummond Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6032 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1T1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Burr Lockhart Plato Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. Burr Lockhart Plato Marker
marker. Facing the American Attack (here, next to this marker); The Americans Capture the British Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); The Americans Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Lundy's Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); Cecil Bishopp (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Stages (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Drummond Hill Cemetery (about 90 meters away); Laura Secord (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Marker in Drummond Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Marker in Drummond Hill Cemetery
Grave of Burr Lockhart Plato image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. Grave of Burr Lockhart Plato
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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