Honoring an American Hero
In honor of this great leader, Talbot County is planning the Frederick Douglass Park on the Tuckahoe at this site, his Tuckahoe home. Trails will visit the woodlands, fields and banks of Tuckahoe Creek, and the "muddy shores" that called to young Frederick and influenced his destiny.
We invite you to explore this landscape and imagine his humble beginnings.
The 107-acre park was acquired through Maryland Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space funds and expanded through a generous donation of 40 acres by the George C. and Naomi H. Moore family. Planning is underway for interpretive trails with overlooks and educational signs. Potential park amenities include picnic areas, water access for canoeing and kayaking, a visitor center, and an amphitheater.
"The Frederick Douglass family believes that everyone is born with the
Kenneth Morris, Great-great-great-grandson.
Co-Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 38° 54.637′ N, 75° 57.003′ W. Marker is near Cordova, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker can be reached from Maryland Route 303, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cordova MD 21625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Beloved Tuckahoe Home of Frederick Douglass (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging Freedom from Places of Bondage (within shouting distance of this marker); A Champion for Equality (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass (approx. half a mile away); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Slavery’s Arboretum (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Joseph’s ChurchFrederick Douglass (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cordova.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2020, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 4, 2020, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.