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Isaac's Harbour

in Communities

As you travel along Highway 7 from Dartmouth towards Guysborough you will pass Isaac’s Harbour, which is named for Isaac Webb, an early Black settler in the community.

Isaac's Harbour
Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia B0H
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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Africville

in Museums, Registered African Nova Scotian Historic Places, Communities

Africville was settled in about the 1840s by people from the Black Refugee communities of Hammonds Plains and Preston.

Africville
Africville, Nova Scotia B3K
Canada

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Lucasville

in Communities

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

Lucasville
Lucasville, Nova Scotia B4B
Canada

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Hantsport

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On the grounds of the United Baptist Church in Hantsport you are sure to see a cairn commemorating one of Canada’s brave naval heroes—William N. Hall (1821–1904).

Hantsport
Hantsport, Nova Scotia B0P
Canada

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Edwardsville

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Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Nova Scotia B2A
Canada

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Annapolis Royal

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The spirit of entrepreneurship was well demonstrated in the early 1800s by Rose Fortune, who ran a baggage-handling business in Annapolis Royal.

Annapolis Royal
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S
Canada

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Birchtown

in Communities

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.

Birchtown
Birchtown, Nova Scotia B0T
Canada

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Bridgetown (Inglewood)

in Communities

A provincially designated Historic Site.

Bridgetown
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia B0S
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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