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Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member northernpenguin
N 44° 30.160 W 079° 38.180
17T E 608403 N 4928609
Quick Description: The northernmost stop on the Underground Railroad in Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/21/2010 1:48:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM9AAV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 27

Long Description:
This church is the last remnants of one of the oldest African-Canadian settlements in Upper Canada (now known as Ontario). The community was founded shortly after the War of 1812 by former members of the Loyalist militia.

Between 1830 and 1850 by approximately 24 negro families who fled from slavery in the United States settled near here in Oro, and in 1949 they aquired this property; they established this Church and cemetery.

There are several plaques here, posted by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, and Simcoe County Tourist and Industrial Committee. The Church continues to be used today.
Address:
Oro-Medonte Twp, ON Canada


Web site: [Web Link]

Site Details: Only open for special events.

Open to the public?: Unknown

Name of organization who placed the marker: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, and Simcoe County Tourist and Industrial Committee

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