— Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
As a free man, James Webb was forced to purchase the freedom of his wife and their children. The free family farmed their land while living in a community dependent on slavery. Roughly seventy percent of blacks in Caroline County were free; to the south, in Dorchester County, about half were. The Webb’s home was located with the Underground Railroad’s network to freedom.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans. In addition, it is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Location. 38° 45.348′ N, 75° 53.586′ W. Marker is in Preston, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is on Grove Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston MD 21655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles Dickenson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Colonel William Richardson (approx. 2.9 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Mt. Pleasant M. E. Church (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Frazier’s Chapel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Preston (approx. 3.1 miles away); Leverton House (approx. 3½ miles away); “Sailing Away to Freedom” (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.