Upper Hammonds Plains


NS Archives document: "Return of the black American refugees residing at Hammonds Plains" http://ow.ly/hgRqq This area is composed of four different settlements: Pockwock, Camp-Town, Kehoe, and Upper Hammonds Plains. People in this area are mostly descendants of War of 1812 refugees. In this community you will find Community Hall, a former African school, home of the Whiley Box Factory (former cooperage c. 1812) and Emmanuel Baptist Church (org. 1845). Located in the Upper Hammonds Plains community you will find the Madeline Symonds Middle School, named for the first Black to graduate from the Provincial Normal College (1928), which would later become the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College in Truro. Upper Hammonds Plains also has the first and only all-Black volunteer Fire Department in Canada (incorporated 1964). Source: African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)


Hammonds Plains
Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia B4B

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