Moraviantown Delaware Nation - Bothwell, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra
N 42° 34.366 W 081° 51.712
17T E 429266 N 4713732
Quick Description: Moraviantown Delaware Nation is an area bounded by the Thames River, Little John Road, Selton Line, and Knoll Road in the municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 12/6/2013 6:52:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMJMTB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Moraviantown Delaware Nation Community was established in May of 1792, at a site on the Thames River first called Schonfeld then anglicized to bear the name Fairfield, near where it is located today. The location was near the site of the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812, in which the Shawnee leader Tecumseh was killed by invading American forces. Following the battle, the entire community was burned to the ground by American cavalry. In 1815 a new village was built on the south side of the Thames River and became known as New Fairfield. New Fairfield maintained the compact village setting until the 1840's when families moved farther out to the wooded areas. It was at this time that the name Moraviantown became commonly used by the Delaware.
Type of Nation Within: Indian Reserve (Canada)

Tribe or Band: Delaware Nation

Address of Main Entrance to area:
22278 Little John Rd at School House Line
Bothwell, Ontario Canada
N0P 1C0

Land Area - Specify Acres or Miles: 3212 Acres

Population: 457

Date when area was established or set aside: 5/1/1792

Open or Closed to Public: Open To Public

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Coordinates of site within area to visit: N 42° 33.923 W 081° 52.444

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