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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Negro Burial Ground

1830

 
 
Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 43° 15.135′ N, 79° 5.057′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Mississagua Street just north of John Street West, on the right when traveling east. This historical marker is located in the burial ground on the east side of Mississauga Street. Touch for map. Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 454 MIssassaugua Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
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. 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); Niagara District Court House / Le palais de justice du district de Niagara (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
5. Negro Burial Ground 1830 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,104 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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