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

Kentucky, Canada [D. Washington]

The town of Kentucky, located in Canada, may or may not be the same community that was established around 1817 by escaped slaves from Kentucky and located near Amherstburg, Ontario [see NKAA entry about that community]. In the early 1800s, there was a town named Kentucky in Canada; D. Washington was born there in 1823. Washington was living in Southfield, Michigan, when he was listed in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, along with his wife Mary and their three children. The community of New Kentucky was established around 1860 in New Chatham, Canada.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Former Kentucky Slaves who lived in a town near Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada

Related Entries Citing this Entry

NKAA Entry:  New Kentucky, Chatham Township, Canada
NKAA Entry:  Colored Emigration Movement

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Kentucky, Canada [D. Washington],” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 27, 2022,

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