Dresden in Chatham-Kent Division, Ontario — Central Canada
(1789 - 1883)
Erected 1999 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 42° 35.135′ N, 82° 11.788′ W. Marker is in Dresden, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent Division. Marker is at the intersection of Uncle Tom's Road and Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Uncle Tom's Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29252 Uncle Tom's Road, Dresden, Ontario N0P 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spirituality and Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Henson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sawmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Harris House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Dawn Settlement (about 90 meters away); The Founding of DresdenBurning of British Ships / American Encampment (approx. 16.8 kilometers away); The Legend of the Paw Paw (approx. 16.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dresden.
More about this marker. This marker is in the Henson family cemetery.
Also see . . . Josiah Henson Wikipedia. Henson's autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself (1849), is widely believed to have inspired the character of the fugitive slave, George Harris, in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), who returned to Kentucky for his wife and escaped across the Ohio River, eventually to Canada. (Submitted on October 29, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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