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Africville, Nova Scotia

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Welcome to Africville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Africville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Africville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Africville, please Contact Us.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Africville is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Africville was located is in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: AST- Heure Normale de l'Atlantique (HNA).

If Africville still existed, it would have been in the (902) area code.

Communities near Africville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Africville and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Bedford   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Brookside   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cherry Brook   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cole Harbour   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eastern Passage   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake Echo   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Africville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Africville. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Africville:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Africville no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Africville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Africville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Africville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Africville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Africville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Africville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Africville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6747, Longitude: -63.6187     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Africville.