Leverton House-Finding Safe Haven
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Under the cover of darkness, they crept across these fields toward the home of Quaker Jacob and Hannah Leverton. The house, a rare, documented Underground Railroad station, still stands at the end of this driveway. All along the many paths to freedom, “agents” like the Levertons provided food, clothing, comfort, and transportation.
This safe house anchored a refuge that also included the homes of the free black millwright, Daniel Hubbard, Quaker neighbors, Arthur Leverton and Jonah Kelley, and Harriet Tubman’s father, Ben Ross. Agents faced considerable risks, and these families paid dearly for helping the enslaved to freedom.
A slave owner sued Jacob Leverton, who admitted helping a bruised and beaten slave girl. Even worse, an angry mob forced Arthur and Daniel to leave their homes and families and flee for their lives.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marker series.
Location. 38° 42.3′ N, 75° 53.418′ W. Marker is in Preston, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is on Seaman Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3531 Seaman Road, Preston MD 21655, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.