From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

New Kentucky, Chatham Township, Canada

Author R. W. Winks described New Kentucky as one of the short-lived all-Negro towns established by escaped slaves from border states. The town, established in 1860, was located in Canada.

An earlier town named Kentucky was established in Canada in the early 1800s.

For more see p. 245 of Blacks in Canada: a history, by R. W. Winks; and mention of the town at the website Kentiana: Negro Colonies in Kent County, by V. Lauriston.


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NKAA Entry: Kentucky, Canada [D. Washington]
NKAA Source: Blacks in Canada : a history

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“New Kentucky, Chatham Township, Canada,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 28, 2021,

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