Underground Railway Cemetery

The African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, the burial place for Black pioneers, is one of the few remaining black pioneer burial grounds in Ontario. It is also the site of the former African Methodist Episcopal Church. On the encouragement of the local Quaker population, Blacks came to the Norwich area beginning in 1829. Within several years their number exceeded 100 and a school, aided by the Canadian Mission, was established on Lot 15, concession 7 (Pick Line).