Speakers For The Dead: story of 1st settlers of Priceville, Ontario Canada who were black

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Priceville is a small village in the southwest corner of the Municipality of Grey Highlands Grey CountyOntarioCanada. Priceville is located on Grey Road 4, east of Durham and southwest of Flesherton. The village is very attractive due to the rolling topography, the meandering Saugeen River and the well preserved and restored old buildings.


Before development started in Priceville, African-Americans had already established a small settlement along Old Durham Road (now Durham Road B) east of the village. Here they built a log school, a log church and established a cemetery (2,3). Many of these early settlers later moved to Collingwood, Oro, or Owen Sound. All that remains to commemorate this community is a cairn and refurbished grave site at the intersection of County Road 14 and Durham Road B some three kilometers east of Priceville.




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