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North Preston, North Preston, Nova Scotia B2Z , Canada
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North Preston

North Preston, North Preston, Nova Scotia B2Z , Canada

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If you turn off Highway 7 onto Lake Major Road and continue along, within a few minutes you will find yourself in the community of North Preston.

NS Archives document: "Scene at North Preston, showing the Baptist church" http://ow.ly/hgULc

If you turn off Highway 7 onto Lake Major Road and continue along, within a few minutes you will find yourself in the community of North Preston. This is the largest indigenous Black community in the province of Nova Scotia, with a population of approximately 3,500–4,000.

Within the community you will see the Nelson Whynder Elementary School, the North Preston Daycare Centre, a volunteer Fire Department, and the North Preston Recreation Centre. On the grounds of the Recreation Centre at the front facing Simmonds Street is the cenotaph inscribed with the names of fifty-eight African Nova Scotian veterans. For walking enthusiasts there is a walking trail that borders on Lake Major Road. Each year the annual North Preston Days community festival is held, including a community parade.

Known for its moving church services and spirited congregations, North Preston has plenty of homegrown singing talent to stir your soul on any given Sunday morning at the Saint Thomas Baptist Church.

Source:
African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide
Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)

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North Preston, North Preston, Nova Scotia B2Z , 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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