The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, one of over 560 national wildlife refuges, provides critical habitats for native plants and wildlife.
The 17 acres that for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park are surrounded by the . . . — — Map (db m114439) HM
It is no accident that for years more fugitives escaped from slavery in Maryland than any other state—the 1850 census recorded 259 runaways. Location played a critical role in these escapes. Networks of black and white abolitionists helped . . . — — Map (db m168865) HM
The 125-mile Harriet Tubman Tubman Underground Railroad Byway is the only place in the nation that preserves and interprets the landscapes where Harriet Tubman was born, lived, labored, and fled. In 1849, she liberated herself from the . . . — — Map (db m205114) HM
A Species in Peril This squirrel is presently restricted to local populations found on the Delmarva Peninsula in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. It lives mostly in mixed strands of mature hardwoods. Habitats include groves of trees along . . . — — Map (db m79139) HM
The Call of Freedom Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of “stations” and “conductors” assisting hundreds of enslaved African Americans to reach . . . — — Map (db m78804) HM
Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman did not submit to bondage. She witnessed the horrifying sale of her three sisters to slave traders. The likelihood of her meeting a similar fate was frightfully real. In 1849, she escaped with her two brothers. . . . — — Map (db m205122) HM
Born nearby on Anthony Thompson's plantation in 1822, Harriet Tubman spent more than 25 years living and laboring amid landscapes like these.
This watery, lowland environment shaped the nature of life here. Tubman learned how to navigate . . . — — Map (db m205119) HM
Church Creek sits along MD Route 16, which follows an ancient Indian trail between the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. More enslaved people were able to escape from farms, homes, and businesses along this northbound road than from other parts of . . . — — Map (db m205120) HM
Long a community of watermen, this chain of islands bears name of family who settled in Dorchester County from southern Maryland in latter part of 17th century. Active in colonial affairs in 18th century was Col. Henry Hooper, whose seat was . . . — — Map (db m3997) HM
A Tail of Two Rodents Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is home to the muskrat and, until recently, the nutria, both members of the rodent family. The muskrat is native to the area while the nutria was introduced from South America in the . . . — — Map (db m79128) HM
The area before you is a moist soil impoundment constructed in 1936 known as “Pool 1.” This 50-acre wetland was improved and enlarged in 2008 by a partnership that include Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, the family of Gibby Roe, Ducks . . . — — Map (db m78894) HM
Built before 1767 by Richard Tubman II, to serve the Roman Catholics who had worshipped in this area since the second half of the 17th century. Early unmarked burial vaults on site.
Chapel enlarged in 1819 and in 1868. Suppressed and sold in . . . — — Map (db m154339) HM
A Survivor Tens of thousands of bald eagles soared over the United States as late as 1800. In time, their population dwindled due to habitat loss, environmental contaminants, and illegal shooting. By the 1960s, only 400 adults remained. . . . — — Map (db m78896) HM
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. This refuge encompasses two rivers which share its name. The Little Blackwater flows into the Blackwater River south of the refuge Observation Site. The Blackwater River . . . — — Map (db m79127) HM
Explore the scenic byway, follow the path to freedom and discover Harriet Tubman's rich history.
Experience extraordinary stories of courage along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. With unspoiled landscapes virtually unchanged . . . — — Map (db m114437) HM
Discover the extraordinary life and legacy of Harriet Tubman in the landscape of her childhood and early adult life.
Harriet Ross Tubman, an American legendary human rights advocate and suffragist, was born in enslaved in Dorchester . . . — — Map (db m114438) HM
The term "Underground Railroad" originated in the 1830s. It refers to resistance against slavery and acts of self-liberation, escape, and flight. Determining their own fate, runaways from Maryland's Eastern Shore sought refuge in the nearby . . . — — Map (db m205121) HM
Under this tree the early settlers and Indians of the Choptank tribe conferred in the purchase of this section. An Indian princess is supposed to have negotiated this sale for which the red men received four guns , a few gunning coats and some . . . — — Map (db m3976) HM
Blackwater Refuge expansive marshes, moist soil impoundments, woodlands, and variety of croplands attract thousands of migrating and wintering waterfowl each year. These three habitats provide the food, water, shelter, and space that these birds . . . — — Map (db m78819) HM
Blackwater was established in 1933 as a haven for migratory waterfowl. Although management for migratory birds remains a primary focus over 80 years later, the refuge also protects and manages habitat for threatened and endangered species and . . . — — Map (db m78873) HM
Native or indigenous plants naturally occur in the region which they evolved. They are adapted to local soil, rainfall and temperature conditions, and have developed natural defenses to many insects and diseases. Because of these traits, native . . . — — Map (db m78874) HM