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 Historical Black settlements in Nova Scotia
Based upon an original map by the Black Cultural Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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Black settlements after 1812

Some 2000 escaped slaves came from the United States to Nova Scotia during the years 1812 to 1816, under conditions similar to those of the Black Loyalists. They had thrown in their lot with the British and were offered freedom and land in Nova Scotia. They moved into the Halifax area to settle at Preston, Hammonds Plains, Beechville, Porter's Lake, and the Lucasville Road, as well as the Windsor area.