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Halifax

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Permanently settled in 1749 by the British, Halifax is the largest city in the Atlantic Provinces and is one of the key ports in eastern North America.

Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J
Canada

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Antigonish

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First settlers to this region were Black Loyalists. In 1787, Thomas Brownspriggs and 74 other Black Loyalist families were granted 3,000 acres of land in what is known today as East Tracadie, Antigonish County.

Antigonish
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G
Canada

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Lucasville

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This community was established by a splinter group from the Upper Hammonds Plains area.

Lucasville
Lucasville, Nova Scotia B4B
Canada

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Lincolnville

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Formerly known as Little Tracadie, on the border were lands settled by “Persons of Colour” following the Loyalist influx.

Lincolnville
Lincolnville, Nova Scotia B0H
Canada

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Aldershot

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Slaves were bequeathed by will and included in the inventory of the property of the deceased.

Aldershot
Aldershot, Nova Scotia B4N
Canada

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Beechville (Formerly Beech Hill)

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Settled by Black Refugees from the War of 1812, Beechville (formerly known as Beech Hill) can be found just off Highway 3.

Beechville
Beechville, Nova Scotia B3T
Canada

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Melville Island

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The complex on Melville Island was a holding place for enemy prisoners during various periods throughout its existence.

Melville Island
Melville Island, Nova Scotia
Canada

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Additonal Toursim Resources
African Nova Scotian Directory - Google Local Guide
African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide
Destination Liberty: Your guide to Black Historic Travel Destinations in Nova Scotia
Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)
Jamaican Maroons in Halifax: A Black Canadian History Guide
Nova Scotia Toursim: Discover African Nova Scotia

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