Buxton Settlement 1849, The - Ontario Heritage Trust


Buxton Settlement 1849, The

Reverend William King founded the Buxton Settlement. An Irish-born Presbyterian minister, in 1848 King came to Upper Canada from Louisiana with 15 slaves. They formed the nucleus of the settlement that, 15 years later, contained about 1,000 freed and fugitive slaves living on some 6,700 acres in Raleigh Township.


On the grounds of St. Andrew's United Church, a parish established by King in the heart of the settlement, South Buxton - at the intersection of County Roads 6 and 8

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: Municipality of Chatham-Kent (District)

Municipality: Municipality of Chatham-Kent