“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 9, 2005
1. Frederick Douglass Marker
Inscription. Born on Tuckahoe Creek, Talbot County; lived as a slave in St. Michaels area, 1833-1836. Taught self to read and write, conducted clandestine schools for blacks here. Escaped north, became noted abolitionist orator and editor. Returned 1877, as U.S. Marshal for District of Columbia. Also served as D.C. Recorder of Deeds, U.S. Minister to Haiti.
Erected by The Commissioners of St. Michaels, The St. Mary's Square Museum, Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 38° 47.229′ N, 76° 13.477′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of Talbot Street (Maryland Route 33) and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on Talbot Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Under Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain John Smith's Shallop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Navy Point Historic Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom's Figurehead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oystering on the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deflecting the Enemy (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maritime Legend #21663 (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Michaels.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,412 times since then and 78 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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