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This category is dedicated to recording sites which served as stops along the Underground Railroad or those that played a significant role in the Underground Railroad and its mission of aiding slaves on their journey to freedom.
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Underground Railroad SitesBurrell Homestead - Lorain OH

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From 1837 until the start of the Civil War, the homestead was a major stop on the Underground Railroad. Runaway slaves were hidden in the grain barn until Robbins Burrell could arrange for captains in Lorain, to hide them on vessels.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Ohio

date approved: 10/28/2022

last visited: 10/26/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesZion African Methodist Episcopal Church - Camden, DE

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Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church with several churches established in the area by free African Americans became an important stop on the Underground Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Delaware

date approved: 10/28/2022

last visited: 10/9/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesWillow Grove - Camden Wyoming DE

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Harriet Tubman mentioned the crossroads of “Will’ Grove” to historian, Wilbur Siebert, in an 1897 interview about her Undergound Railroad journeys. She also noted other Delaware place names and key people. This byway route visits many of those sites.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Delaware

date approved: 10/28/2022

last visited: 10/7/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesOld State House - Dover DE

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In 1847, Samuel D. Burris, a free black Underground Railroad conductor, was arrested, tried, and convicted in the courtroom of the Old State House for aiding the escape of slaves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Delaware

date approved: 10/28/2022

last visited: 10/7/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesIndependence National Historical Park - Philadelphia PA

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Within Independence National Historical Park, several buildings all located on Independence Square have ties to the Underground Railroad. Important decisions about slavery and freedom transpired at Independence Hall, Congress Hall and Old City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 10/7/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesWilliam Still's Last Residence - Philadelphia PA

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Pennsylvania became a haven for freedom seekers. Slavery was abolished in this state in 1780. Harriet Tubman and other freedom seekers trekked from Wilmington, DE to connect with free black and Quaker communities in southeast Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 10/6/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesHarriet Tubman Museum - Cambridge MD

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The Harriet Tubman Organization is one of the oldest community organizations dedicated to the memory of Harriet Tubman. Over the past three decades, their efforts have included memorials to Tubman and tours of significant sites associated with her.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 10/2/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesHarriet Tubman Memorial Garden - Cambridge MD

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Members of the local community chose to honor Tubman at this quiet roadside garden. People across the country can join them in paying their respects to this American hero.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 10/2/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesDorchester County Visitor Center - Cambridge MD

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Inside the center, an exhibit provides background information on Harriet Tubman and Underground Railroad activity in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 11/13/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesJoseph Stewart's Canal/Parson's Creek - Taylors Island MD

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Over a period of 20 years, 1810-1832, enslaved and free blacks dug this seven-mile canal through the marsh by hand. It was a grueling and sometimes deadly endeavor.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 10/1/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesButtons Creek - Church Creek, MD

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Jane Kane was enslaved by Horatio Jones, whom she described as “the worst man in the country.” Jones’ plantation sat along Buttons Creek and the Blackwater River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 10/1/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesRed Bridges-Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - Greensboro, MD

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This stream at the headwaters of the Choptank River was possibly near Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad route to Sandtown, Delaware. Like Harriet Tubman, fugitives relied heavily on the secret network of safe houses.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 9/30/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesScott's Chapel-Underground Railroad Site - Cambridge MD

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SCOTT’S CHAPEL-Harriet Tubman’s master, Edward Brodess, was a member of the congregation founded here in 1812. Tubman, her mother, and siblings may have worshipped here with other enslaved families and their owners.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 9/30/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesBucktown General Store-Underground Railroad Site - Cambridge MD

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As one of the most influential places of Harriet Tubmans young life, The Bucktown Store- site of Tubman's fateful head injury, still stands as a rare survivor from her era.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 11/13/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesHarriet Tubman - Cambridge MD

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Harriet 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 11/13/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesAllegheny Portage Railroad Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site - Gallitzin, PA

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Many African Americans used the Mainline canal, travelling through this site, to escape slavery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/12/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesJacob Gaskins and the Underground Railroad

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Jacob Gaskins and the Underground Railroad Historic Underground Railroad Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rrrparker

location: Ohio

date approved: 8/12/2022

last visited: 7/16/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesSpring Hill Underground Historic Home and Underground Railroad Site

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Historic home that was an underground railroad site before the term became popular.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rrrparker

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/12/2022

last visited: 7/16/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesOld Fort House Museum, Solomon Northup - Fort Edward, New York

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A marker for Solomon Northup at the Old Fort House Museum in Fort Edward, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dream chaser

location: New York

date approved: 5/30/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesElizabeth Buffum Chace - Central Falls, Rhode Island

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Elizabeth Buffum Chace and her former Broad Street home are noted on an historical marker in Central Falls, RI. Though it no longer exists, this stone house, called "The Homestead" by the Chace family, was an Underground Railroad station.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/30/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesUnderground Railroad in Sodus Point - Sodus Point, New York

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This panel provides information about the plight of African-Americans who escaped slavery and received assistance from Sodus Point citizens who risked their safety to ferry them to Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: New York

date approved: 5/4/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesThe Paquotank River - Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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A marker at the Pasquotank River site of the Underground railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dream chaser

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/4/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesCrucible of the Nation - Myersville, MD

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One of many interpretive signs at the South Mountain Welcome Center along I-70 westbound.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 5/4/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesAlfred B. Hilton - Havre de Grace, MD

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One of many historical markers in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/10/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesWar Along the Chesapeake - Chestertown, MD

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One of many historical markers in Chestertown, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/16/2022

last visited: never

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