Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. This historic Black settlement burial ground dates to the mid-1800s. It
served the local community until the 1880s. By the 1930s the site had
reverted to a farmers’ field and the gravestones were either ploughed
under or removed. Four headstones were found in a rock pile north of the
site in 1990 before it was dedicated once again as a cemetery by then
Lt. Gov. Lincoln Alexander. In 2015, a memorial pavilion was built on
the site to house the stones and commemorate early Black pioneer
families. Maintained by a volunteer committee, the site serves to honour
early settlers and commemorate their contributions to the opening up of
the Queen’s Bush. Come out and learn more about this local historic
*** Presenters will be Naomi Norquay from York University and Nancy Matthews from the Grey Highlands Heritage Centre.
Please bring a lawn chair. Location: Turn West onto County Road 4 at the lights in Flesherton
(turn right if coming from the north); turn left onto Grey Road 14 and
turn left onto Durham Road B. Destination will be on the left.
The objectives of the Society are to discover, preserve and disseminate the history of the County of Grey, to record contemporary life and times, and to promote Grey County Museum and Archives.
Grey County Historical Society, webmaster and blog author is Janet Iles.