As early as 1829, free blacks made their way to the Otterville area and by 1840, their settlement was significant enough for a school to be built. By 1856, they constructed their church on this site. Blacks settled here near members of the Religious Society of Friends, where they were accepted and felt safe. The area became a terminus for fugitives travelling the Underground Railroad.
Hosted by African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
250 Church Street, Otterville, Ontario, Canada
Latitude : 42.928282 Longitude : -80.607409