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King Family Cemetery

The King Cemetery in Delta, Ohio memorializes Rev. William King, founder of hte historic Elgin Settlement (North Buxton), Ontario, a major destination point for freedom seekers escaping enslavement in the US. Although Rev. King is not buried in the cemetery, a nineteenth century memorial stone was placed there by family members. It reads "Sacred to the Memory of Wm.King. For the Sake of his family, William permitted his earthly remains to lye [sic] in a foreign land." The cemetery represents a small portion of the original 640 King homestead in Delta, where Rev. King and fifteen formerly enslaved individuals (who he had manumitted) over-wintered on their way to Ontario where they established the Elgin Settlement.

Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.

Location: King Cemetery, S of Delta on SR 109, Delta, 43515

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Bd of Township Trust York Township

Location Type: Site

UGRR Operatives: Rev. William King