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Populated by Indigenous People, mainly the Hurons, as long as 2000 years ago the area is rich with fascinating archeological sites. French explorers, missionaries and fur traders travelled the region beginning in the 1600s. In the 1820s, settlers began arriving from England, Ireland, and Scotland. The Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church in Oro-Medonte, is a National Historical Site and a monumental depiction of freedom and equality in North America. It is a testimony to the first time in the history of the British Empire when black veterans of the war of 1812 were granted their own land. In 1819, a black settlement was established by government decree along Line 1 of Oro-Medonte.
Though it was not the largest one in Upper Canada, the Wilberforce Street settlement was the only one that resulted from government planning and encouragement. The black families who settled along Wilberforce Street were among the first permanent agricultural settlers in the area.
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