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Preston in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Linchester Mill-Living Dangerously

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

 
 
Linchester Mill-Living Dangerously Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
1. Linchester Mill-Living Dangerously Marker-Side 1
Inscription. Daily life at and around Linchester Mill provided fertile yet dangerous ground for those seeking freedom.

The mill, a general store, post office and homes at this site brought whites and blacks, free and enslaved, into regular contact. Freedom and slavery existed side-by-side in stark contrast. Quakers and free blacks who lived near the mill secretly helped freedom seekers pass through the area. The millís dam provided a spot to cross Hunting Creek.

Underground Railroad agent Daniel Hubbard, a free black carpenter and millwright, lived nearby and probably worked at the mill. In order to reside together, Hubbard “hired” his enslaved wife and children from their master. Suspected of helping slaves escape on New Yearís Eve in 1857, Hubbard was forced to leave his family to avoid capture by an angry mob. His fate remains unknown.

(Inscription beside the photo at the bottom)
RIGHT: Harriet Tubman frequently put herself in dangerous situations by crossing rivers and streams while assisting others in their quest for freedom.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 42.084′ N, 75° 53.844′ W. Marker is in Preston, Maryland, in Caroline County

Linchester Mill-Living Dangerously Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
2. Linchester Mill-Living Dangerously Marker-Side 2
. Marker is at the intersection of Linchester Road and Maryland Route 331 on Linchester Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston MD 21655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Underground Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Linchester (within shouting distance of this marker); Linchester Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Leverton House-Finding Safe Haven (approx. half a mile away); Freedom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Preston (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Frazierís Chapel (approx. one mile away); Mt. Pleasant Cemetery-Dangerous Rendezvous (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
F.S. Langrell-Linchester Flouring Mills image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
3. F.S. Langrell-Linchester Flouring Mills
Postmaster's House-circa 1890 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
4. Postmaster's House-circa 1890
Miller's House-circa 1873 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
5. Miller's House-circa 1873
Hog Island School-1879 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
6. Hog Island School-1879
Linchester Mill-circa 1827-National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
7. Linchester Mill-circa 1827-National Register of Historic Places
Driving Tour Guide-Linchester Mill-Living Dangerously Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 25, 2014
8. Driving Tour Guide-Linchester Mill-Living Dangerously Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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