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Phone : (519) 683-4217
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Dresden

Dresden, ON (Nearby: Tupperville, Kent Bridge, Croton, Chatham, Dover Centre)

196 Main St.,
Dresden, Ontario
N0P 1M0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 2,589. In Camden T., Kent C., on the Sydenham R., 28 km. from its mouth in Mitchell Bay, L. St. Clair, and C. Rds. 21 & 29, 26 km. N of Chatham.
  • The first settler was Jared Lindsley in 1825. The community was first called Fairport, but when the post office opened in 1852 it was named Dresden after the German city.
  • Prior to 1840, some fugitive slaves from the U.S. had settled in the area.
  • In 1841, Rev. Josiah Henson, a Maryland-born former slave who had escaped to Canada in 1830, bought 200 acres (81 ha) ofland near here with the help of abolitionists and opened a vocational school for fugitive slaves called the British American Institute
  • Henson was immortalized in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. His former house and other buildings are now a museum.

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