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Near Church Creek in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2017
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Inscription.  Explore the scenic byway, follow the path to freedom and discover Harriet Tubman's rich history.

Experience extraordinary stories of courage along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. With unspoiled landscapes virtually unchanged since Tubman's time, the 125-mile byway traces the routes braved by enslaved people on their harrowing journeys north toward freedom.

Discover farmsteads, churches, courthouses, and more, where men and women—black and white, enslaved and free--risked their lives and livelihoods against a backdrop of fear and danger. See where Harriet Tubman spent her early days toiling in the sun and bitter cold. Visit the place where she was injured so badly she almost died. Explore the waterways that served as both means and obstacle to successful escape. Walk the forests where Tubman led others as they fled, hearts pounding in the darkness with the fear of recapture or death.

Whether you explore by car, bicycle, foot, or water, you will find inspiration in the ordinary people who did extraordinary things as they secretly challenged slavery.

Pick up a map and get additional
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2017
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information inside the Visitor Center. Learn about these sites and their compelling stories in the visitor center exhibits.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWomen. In addition, it is included in the Harriet Tubman, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway series lists.
 
Location. 38° 26.954′ N, 76° 8.301′ W. Marker is near Church Creek, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker can be reached from Golden Hill Road south of Key Wallace Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek MD 21622, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Why Use Native Plants? (approx. 1.1 miles away); Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Taking Refuge from Slavery (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2017
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Driving Tour Map
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pool One at Wildlife Drive (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Church Creek.
 
Also see . . .  Harriet Tubman Byway. (Submitted on November 11, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on February 26, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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