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Antigonish, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G , Canada
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.
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Shelburne, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T , Canada
Under the leadership of Col. Stephen Blucke, of the all-Black regiment the Black Pioneers, the land for the settlement of Port Roseway (present-day Shelburne) was cleared.
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Jordantown, Jordantown, Nova Scotia B0V , Canada
Conway/Jordantown/Acaciaville (Digby Area)
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726 Greenville Road, Greenville, Nova Scotia B0W , Canada
The Greenville Church Cemetery was established in 1853 when the church it surrounds was built, though there are no remaining grave markers to visibly identify it as a burial ground.
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Mabou, Mabou, Nova Scotia B0E , Canada
Here is a rare thing indeed—a monument for a former slave, one of Mabou’s first settlers!
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Africville, Africville, Nova Scotia B3K , Canada
Africville was settled in about the 1840s by people from the Black Refugee communities of Hammonds Plains and Preston.
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Sunnyville, Sunnyville, Nova Scotia B0H , Canada
Just outside Guysborough you’ll find a hamlet where African descendants formed the community of Sunnyville.
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Birchtown, Birchtown, Nova Scotia B0T , Canada
Under the leadership of Col. Stephen Blucke, of the all-Black regiment the Black Pioneers, the land for the settlement of Port Roseway (present-day Shelburne) was cleared.
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North Sydney, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A , Canada
In the early 1900s many immigrants came to Cape Breton as laborers to work for the Dominion Iron and Steel Company.
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Additonal Toursim Resources
African Nova Scotian Directory - Google Local Guide
African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide
Africville Story Map
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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