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Chatham figured prominently in many of Ontario's major historical events. Chief Tecumseh, with General Proctor and his Imperial Army, made a stand in the city in their retreat from Detroit. Sunken British gunboats have been discovered in the area—the remains of a skirmish of the War of 1812. Chatham also was a terminus of the Underground Railroad, which allowed about 5,000 fugitive slaves to escape to Canada 1850-61.
Events include the Tartan Sertoma Supreme Highland Games held the second weekend of July, which features competition between pipers, drummers, dancers and athletes. Recreation activities include bird-watching, water sports, fishing, hiking and hunting.

Chatham-Kent Tourism—Economic Development Services 25 Creek Rd. CHATHAM, ON N7M 0L1. Phone:(519)351-7700 or (866)542-5994

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Chatham Cultural Centre
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chatham South
575 Richmond St. Chatham, ON N7M 1R2
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Comfort Inn Chatham
1100 Richmond St. Chatham, ON N7M 5J5
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Retro Suites Hotel
2 King St W. Chatham, ON N7M 1C6
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