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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).

Africville would have been located in the (902) area code.

Communities near Africville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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.<3>.

Community   DirDistance
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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Africville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Africville

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

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This page was last modified: 18 Feb 2019