Bucktown in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Call of Freedom
An Act of Defiance
Young Harriet Tubman made her first stand against the injustice of slavery at Bucktown village store. While on an errand with a plantation cook, she encountered a white overseer disciplining a slave. The overseer ordered Tubman to help tie the slave down. She refused — an astonishing display of defiance for any slave, much less a girl of about age 13. The young man broke free, and the overseer picked up a two-pound weight and hurled it at him. Instead, he hit Tubman on the head with a blow that nearly killed her. Many historians believe this injury was linked to the frequent seizures Tubman experienced as an adult. These episodes were accompanied by vivid dreams that the deeply religious Tubman regarded as messages from God.
The Flight of the Dover Eight
Marker series. This marker is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marker series.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 27.55′ N, 76° 1.869′ W. Marker was in Bucktown, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Bucktown Road and Greenbriar Road. This marker is on the north side of the Bucktown Village Store. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 4303 Bucktown Road, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Harriet Tubman (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Finding Freedom (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pool One at Wildlife Drive (approx. 3½ miles away); Muskrat and Nutria (approx. 3.6 miles The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem (approx. 3.6 miles away); The American Bald Eagle (approx. 3.6 miles away); Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel (approx. 4.1 miles away); Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bucktown.
Also see . . . Bucktown Store. D-80, Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Women •
More. Search the internet for Finding Freedom.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on November 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 24, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 10. submitted on November 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.