The community of North Buxton is the heart of the Buxton National Historic Site. It is a part of the reknowned Buxton or Elgin Settlement founded in 1849 by Rev. William King. North Buxton is the home of the descendants of the Fugitive Slaves who came to the community during the era of slavery in the Southern United States. Many of them were assisted on that treacherous journey by the many men and women who are the heroes of the famed Underground Railroad. Here in Buxton these brave men and women with their families and neighbours formed a United, nurturing community where the inhabitants felt safe from the treachery of slavery and from the sting of discrimination. Remnants of that early refuge for our forefathers continue to be used by the descendants of Buxton today.
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Story of the Parker Family of North Buxton
Abraham Doras Shadd who came to Buxton in 1853 has been commemorated on a special stamp that honors both his contributions and those of Rosemary Brown, as the first man and woman of color to be elected to a public office. This is a matter of pride to our community