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Thamesville in Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Fairfield on the Thames / The Fairfield Mission

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. Fairfield on the Thames / The Fairfield Mission Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  (Front of monument)
Fairfield on the Thames / Fairfield sur la Thames

Here stood the village of Fairfield, destroyed by invading American forces following the Battle of the Thames. , 5th October, 1813. Its inhabitants, Delaware Indian exiles brought from Ohio to Canada in 1792 by Moravian missionaries, were re-established on the opposite bank of the river after the Peace of 1814.

Ici était situé le village de Fairfield, détruit par les forces d'invasion américaines après la bataille de la Thames, le 5 octobre 1813. Ses habitants, des Indiens Delawares exilés que des missionnaires moraves avaient amenés de l'Ohio en 1792, furent réinstallés sur la rive opposée de la rivière après le traité de 1814.

(Back of monument)
The Fairfield Mission

On this spot, David Zeisberger, a missionary of the Unity of Brethren, commonly called the Moravian Chruch, first preached the Gospel of Christ on 8th May, 1792. This mission to the Indians , interrupted by the War of 1812, was resumed, after peace was signed, at New Fairfield, across the river, and carried on they the Moravians until 1903, by the Methodist

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By Michael Baker
2. Fairfield on the Thames / The Fairfield Mission Marker
Church of Canada 1903 to 1925, and since then by the United Church of Canada. This historic site was given to the United Church of Canada in loving memory of Neil A. McGeachy and Agnes E. McGeachy by their son William A. McGeachy.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 42° 35.177′ N, 81° 54.186′ W. Marker is in Thamesville, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent Municipality. Marker is on Longwoods Road south of County Highway 18, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located along an abandoned alignment of the Longwoods Road, just east of the museum there. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14878 Longwoods Rd, 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. Fairfield (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Burning of Fairfield (about 150 meters away); Tecumseh (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); Battle of Moraviantown, 1813 (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); Prelude to Battle (approx.
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By Michael Baker
3. Fairfield on the Thames / The Fairfield Mission Marker
3.3 kilometers away); Why Choose This Site? (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Participants in the Battle of the Thames (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (approx. 3.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thamesville.
 
Regarding Fairfield on the Thames / The Fairfield Mission. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Zeisberger
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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