A large group of Black Loyalists settled here at Chedabucto Bay in 1784 after fire swept through and destroyed their Port Mouton settlement during the winter. In 1785 they were joined by African-Americans emigrating from Florida. Amid considerable adversity, these brave souls persevered, to become one of the longest continuous lines of early settlers. They dispersed to numerous communities in the Tracadie area, later making their way to New Glasgow, Truro, and Cape Breton. Others stayed on to build the community of Sunnyville. While in Guysborough, check out the Afrikan Canadian Friendship Centre, where you will find photos and other artifacts that tell the story of Guysborough and the surrounding communities. Source: African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)


Guysborough, Nova Scotia B0H

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