Established in 1854, Pain Court is an agricultural village in southwestern Ontario, Canada, in the municipality of Chatham-Kent. Settlement of the region began in the 1780s when English and French-speaking squatters from the Detroit area moved along the lower Thames River. By the 1820s, one of the earliest French-speaking Franco-Ontarian communities in southern Ontario had developed in Dover Township in what became known as “The Pain Court Block”.
“If you know where you are from, it will be harder for people to stop you where you are going.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo