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Amherstburg, Ontario

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Amherstburg (2001 population 20,339; Urban population 10,849) is a town near the mouth of the Detroit River in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 25km south of Detroit.

The town, across the river from the United States, was permanently established as a British military fort in 1796. During the days of the Underground Railroad, the town was often the point at which freed slaves entered Canada.

Amherstburg is home to several tourist attractions, including Fort Malden and the North American Black Historical Museum. Black Historical Museum Offical Website http://www.blackhistoricalmuseum.com/

Town of Amherstburg Official Website http://www.town.amherstburg.on.ca/


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