Denton in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House
Living Their Beliefs
— Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
After 1790, the Friends who gathered here refused membership to slaveholders. They also played critical roles in the Underground Railroad, relying on family, friends, and business contacts in the North to move fugitives from one safe house to another along the many paths to freedom.
For many 19th century activists, abolition and women’s rights became two sides of the same coin of liberty and equality. Female members like Hannah Leverton, who operated a safe house south of here, fully participated in the life of the meeting and freely expressed their views no matter how controversial they seemed to others.
LEFT: Based on a ceramic cameo of a kneeling male slave made by famous potter Josiah Wedgwood, abolitionist Elizabeth Margaret Chandler is credited with the version on this coin that shows an enslaved woman.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, and the Quakerism series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
Location. 38° 53.502′ N, 75° 50.592′ W. Marker is in Denton, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is on Meeting House Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neck Meeting House (here, next to this marker); Neck Meeting House Native Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Steamboat Company's Joppa Wharf at Denton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Choptank River Heritage Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Steamboats on the Choptank River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hubs of Activity (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moses and the Hounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Wars of World Conflict (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
Also see . . . Neck Quaker Meeting House, Car-36. Maryland Historic Trust State Historic Sites Inventory Form. (Submitted on January 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 7, 8. submitted on January 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.