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Gibson Woods, Gibson Woods, Nova Scotia B0P , Canada
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Gibson Woods

Gibson Woods, Gibson Woods, Nova Scotia B0P , Canada

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Once known as “Gentlemen’s Bridge,” Gibson Woods was renamed after the influential Gibson family who settled in the region.

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, Gibson Woods, Nova Scotia B0P , Canada
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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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