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Amherstburg Freedom Museum, Essex County , ON

Street Address: 277 King St
Township: Amherstburg Township
Locality: Essex County
Municipality: Amherstburg
Province: ON
GPS: 42.101333,-83.105829

From plaque onsite: In 1848, refugees from American slavery built this church by hand to serve Amherstburg's growing Black community. It is named for Bishop Nazery, who led many congregations, including this one, from the American-based AME Church Conference into the new Canadian-based British Methodist Episcopal Church. The denomination flourished until the late 19th century when many dwindling congregations consolidated and reunited with the AME Church. This evocative stone chapel speaks to the faith of the Underground Railroad refugees and to their commitment to build lives as free Canadians.

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