Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
(born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 - March 10, 1913)
Born on Maryland's eastern shore, Harriet Tubman's family of eleven suffered the indignities of violence and division common to the institution of slavery. Harriet escaped from slavery following the death of her owner in 1849. Over the course of 10 years, with the help of Thomas Garrett and other abolitionists, she led hundreds of slaves along the Underground Railroad through Wilmington to freedom in New York, New England and Canada, earning the title of the "Moses of her people". During the Civil War, she was a cook and a nurse and became a spy and armed scout for the federal forces, helping to liberate more than 700 slaves in South Carolina. Tubman died in 1913 at her home in Auburn, NY.
Location. 39° 44.211′ N, 75° 33.17′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Rosa Parks Drive east of South Market Street (Business U.S. 13), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Big Quarterly (a few steps from this marker); The Great Railroad Boom (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Lost (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Market Street Bridge Dedicated in Honor of Senator John E. Reilly, Sr. (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Great Railroad Boom (about 300 feet away); Frank Furness Railroad District (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Great Railroad Boom (about 400 feet away); South Market Street Bridge (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • War, US Civil • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on March 3, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.