Gibson Woods


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Once known as “Gentlemen’s Bridge,” Gibson Woods was renamed after the influential Gibson family who settled in the region. Early documents record a Black settler by the name of George Gibson purchasing forty acres of land in 1804 for a king’s fortune of 40 pounds. Gibson died in 1847 at a healthy 93 years of age. It is believed that Gibson was a Black Loyalist. You can find Gibson Woods Community Centre and Gibson Woods United Baptist Church near Centreville. Source: African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)

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Gibson Woods, Nova Scotia B0P
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African Nova Scotian Directory - Google Local Guide
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