Malone's Church-Ties that Bind
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Hired to the Stewart family, Tubman began working with her father in these woods, cutting timber and floating it along Stewart’s Canal to Parson’s Creek and Madison. Tubman’s brothers worked here too. Free black laborers timbered and farmed this land also, establishing a blended community of enslaved and free black families. According to local tradition, this is where Harriet met her free husband, John Tubman.
Following the Civil War, this African-American community established Malone’s Methodist Episcopal Church, named after Jeremiah Malone who deeded the property in 1864, formalizing community and faith ties that existed long before.
(Inscription under the photo at the top)
Mark Priest, Timber Crew, 2007, Acrylic on Canvas 56” x 77”
Marker series. This marker is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marker series.
Location. 38° 29.502′ N, 76°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gethsemane Methodist Protestant Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Madison-Preparing for Freedom (approx. 1.2 miles away); Anna Ella Carroll (approx. 2.8 miles away); Trinity P.E. Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Walk the Old Trinity Heritage Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections (approx. 3.4 miles away); Finding Freedom (approx. 3.6 miles away); Treaty Oak (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.