Amherstburg, Ontario

Amherstburg, Ontario

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = Canada
subdivision_name1 = Ontario
subdivision_name2 = Essex
leader_title = Mayor
leader_title1 = Governing body
leader_title2 = Member of Parliament
leader_title3 = Member of Provincial Parliament
leader_name = Wayne Hurst
leader_name1 = Amherstburg Town Council
leader_name2 = Jeff Watson (CONS)
leader_name3 = Bruce Crozier (LIB)
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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Amherstburg (2006 population 21,748; UA population 13,410) is a town near the mouth of the Detroit River in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 25 kilometres (15 mi) 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.

Amherstburg is a town which takes pride in its history and on the first weekend of every August they hold a heritage festival comprised of activities at several locations around town. At Fort Malden for example, they hold a military timeline event where re-enactors depicting eras ranging from the Roman Empire to the Second World War establish camp and perform battle demonstrations

The local public high school in Amherstburg is General Amherst High School, named after Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst.


*River Canard
*Amherst Pointe
*Willow Beach
*Holiday Beach
*Malden Centre
*Boblo (Bois-Blanc) Island - Private Community

External links

* [ Town of Amherstburg Official Website]
* [ Black Historical Museum Official Website]

Canadian City Geographic Location (8-way)
Northwest = Grosse Ile, Michigan
North = LaSalle, Ontario
Northeast = Tecumseh, Ontario
West = Grosse Ile, Michigan
Centre = Amherstburg, Ontario
East = Essex, Ontario
Southwest = Trenton, Michigan/Monroe, Michigan
South = "Lake Erie"
Southeast = Essex, Ontario

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