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

Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

 
 
Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
1. Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs Marker-Side 1
Inscription. The Quakers, also known as Friends, who met in this Meeting House not only held strong opinions on the abolition of slavery and women’s rights, but they also acted on those beliefs.

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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marker series.
 
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

Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
2. Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs Marker-Side 2
. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America.
 
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-Steal Away by River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Steamboats on the Choptank River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nest of Traitors (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hubs of Activity (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moses and the Hounds (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
3. Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House
Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
4. Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House
Driving Tour Guide-Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 25, 2014
5. Driving Tour Guide-Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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