Negro Burial Ground

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General Information

The Negro Burial Ground was once the site of the Niagara Baptist Church formed in 1830. Some bodies of this predominantly African-Canadian congregation rest in the church's graveyard, including Susan Oakley, daughter of the Church's founder Rev. John Oakley and the resting place of George D. Wesley Jr. and his father. Six other bodies lay in the ground here, but who they are is only speculated.

Hours of Operation

Available to view
anytime as it is
within public space.

Further Information

Thomas, Owen A. (1995). Niagara's Freedom Trail: a guide to African-American History on the Niagara Peninsula. Canada: The Region Niagara Tourist Council.

Ownership & Management



Phone: (905) 468 3266


Mississauga Street (north of John Street)
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: 43.25224102200
Longitude: -79.08432608960
UTM easting: 655505
UTM northing: 4790608



Leah D. Wallace
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Heritage Division
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Tel (905) 468 3266