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Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad

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Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

Freedom seekers found shelter and assistance in Caroline County as they traveled along the Underground Railroad to Delaware. Explore by foot and by car the history and the lore of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and others. Sites include: Poplar Neck near Preston where Harriet Tubman made her greatest rescues; the Jacob Leverton Dwelling, (privately owned), the only documented Underground Railroad station building remaining on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; the Courthouse Square in Denton, the site of numerous incidents and the jail that held captured freedom seekers and Underground Railroad agents; and Hillsboro, the location of the permanent separation of Frederick Douglass family among various slaveholders. The “Finding a Way to Freedom”  map-guide is available via download HERE, or by calling 410.479.0655.  For more information, visit

Natures Role in the Underground Railroad

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Network to Freedom Sites in Caroline County

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