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Historical Markers in Bucktown, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Dorchester County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Dorchester County, MD (148) Calvert County, MD (153) Caroline County, MD (85) Somerset County, MD (37) St. Mary s County, MD (317) Talbot County, MD (130) Wicomico County, MD (94) Sussex County, DE (421)  DorchesterCounty(148) Dorchester County (148)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  CarolineCounty(85) Caroline County (85)  SomersetCounty(37) Somerset County (37)  St.Mary'sCounty(317) St. Mary's County (317)  TalbotCounty(130) Talbot County (130)  WicomicoCounty(94) Wicomico County (94)  SussexCountyDelaware(421) Sussex County (421)
Cambridge is the county seat for Dorchester County
Bucktown is in Dorchester County
      Dorchester County (148)  
ADJACENT TO DORCHESTER COUNTY
      Calvert County (153)  
      Caroline County (85)  
      Somerset County (37)  
      St. Mary's County (317)  
      Talbot County (130)  
      Wicomico County (94)  
      Sussex County, Delaware (421)  
 
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1Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — 17 — Brodess FarmBorn into Slavery — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
Harriet Tubman spent some of her childhood on this farm once owned by Edward Brodess. It was here that she experienced the comforts of family and the cruelties of slavery. Tubman was born a few miles away, on Anthony Thompson's plantation. . . . Map (db m205133) HM
2Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — Finding Freedom
The Call of Freedom In the mid-19th century, 8,000 African Americans lived in Dorchester County. Roughly half were slaves; most of the rest worked as free laborers. Enslaved blacks, free blacks, and abolitionist whites worked together to . . . Map (db m3959) HM
3Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — Finding FreedomThe Call of Freedom
Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of "stations" and "conductors" that sheltered and shepherded hundreds of enslave African Americans to freedom in the mid-1800s. The famed . . . Map (db m126550) HM
4Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — Harriet Tubman1820-1913
The "Moses of her People", Harriett Tubman of the Bucktown District found freedom for herself and some three hundred other slaves whom she led north. In the Civil War she served the Union army as a nurse, scout and spy.Map (db m3956) HM
5Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — ResistanceHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
While in this store, a young adolescent Harriet witnessed an enslaved young man fleeing his overseer. He darted from his master's control. In the turmoil, Harriet defied a direct order to help restrain the young man. It was her first known public . . . Map (db m205134) HM
 
 
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022