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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 SitesJohn Rankin House - Ripley OH

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Rankin House-Home of Reverend John Rankin-Underground Railroad Station 1828-1863. A State Memorial of the Ohio Historical Society

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Ohio

date approved: 1/9/2021

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesThomas Garrett Stationmaster on the Underground Railroad - Wilmington DE

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Garrett was committed to the anti-slavery efforts of his Quaker faith. He is credited with assisting more than 2,700 of “God’s Poor” to escape slavery through the secret network known as the Underground Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Delaware

date approved: 12/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesBucktown Village Store - Cambridge, Maryland

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Located at the intersection of Bucktown Road and Greenbriar Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: never

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Located in the village of Valley Falls at the southern end of Cumberland, Rhode Island, the home of Samuel B. and Elizabeth Buffum Chace was the state's preeminent stop along the Underground Railroad during the 1840s and 1850s.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 9/19/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesDr Richard Eell's House - Quincy IL

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Dr Richard Eell's House - Quincy IL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/21/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesUnderground Railroad Station 47 Market Street - Salem NJ

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From 1836 through the Civil War, this house was a beacon to enslaved African Americans escaping north. Here abolitionists Abigail and Elizabeth Goodwin provided funds and supplies to the runaways for their journey to Freedom.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/21/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesThe Underground Railroad-Friendsville Quakers and Cudjo's Cave - Friendsville TN

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Members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) came to Blount County in the 1790s looking for a place to worship in peace. Hardworking and industrious, opposing war and slavery

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesRobert Purvis (1810-1898) - Philadelphia PA

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As an agent for the Underground Railroad, he built a secret area here at his house to hide slaves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/14/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesSaint Charles, Missouri

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A stop for those on their way to Canada, and the destination for others...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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In the 1850s this area, known as Tanner's Alley, was important on the Underground Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesAtkinson Family, The - Maple Glen, PA

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Abolitionists Thomas and Hannah Atkinson and other members of Upper Dublin Friends Meeting conducted an Underground Railroad station at the farm next door.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesNewport Fugitive Slave Rescue - Newport PA

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In July 1841, three Md. slaves, Alick, Tom, and Ben, were pursued to Newport by bounty hunters. While Ben drowned as he attempted to cross the Juniata River, the other two were captured.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Before and during the Civil War, Benjamin Walker, Abner Walker, Sr. and George Harbaugh worked closely with African American Underground Railroad conductors John Fiddler, Elisa Rouse and Joseph Crawley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesStation Stops: The Underground Railroad - Cambridge, MD

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William Still (1821- 1902) was born in Burlington New Jersey. His parents had been enslaved on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. To escape slavery, William Still’s parents and their young daughter fled to New Jersey before William was born.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/19/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesTuckahoe Neck Meeting House Living Their Beliefs - Denton, MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesChoptank River Heritage Center Steal Away by River - Denton, MD

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The Choptank River was as entwined with the history of slavery and freedom on the Eastern Shore as any plantation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesMoses and the Hounds - Denton, MD

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Growing up as a slave near Easton, MD, Moses Viney often heard, “The wild geese come from Canada, where all are free.“

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesCaroline Courthouse In the Shadow of Justice - Denton, MD

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Many facets of 19th century rural life focused on a county’s courthouse. For the enslaved and abolitionists, the square possessed a more sinister purpose.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesWilliam Still Center Families Divided & United - Denton, MD

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William Still’s mother Sidney and several of his siblings lived in a cottage on the plantation where they were enslaved.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad Sites“Sailing Away to Freedom” Gilpin Point - Preston MD

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Gilpin’s Point was one of the busiest wharves along the Choptank River in Caroline County where steamboats and sailing vessels transported people, timber, agricultural products, and seafood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesWebb Cabin Living Free - Preston, MD

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Common in the mid-19th century, this cabin is a rare survivor today. James H. and Mary Ann Webb built this one-room house in the 1850s, using materials found in the surrounding landscape.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesLeverton House Finding Safe Haven - Preston, MD

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Refugees from slavery came here for temporary sanctuary.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesThe Underground Railroad Seed of War - Preston, MD

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The operation of the Underground Railroad to help slaves escape to the free North and Canada, which was supported by Northern anti-slavery societies, was a sharp thorn in the sides of slaveholders.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesLinchester Mill Living Dangerously - Preston, MD

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Quakers and free blacks who lived near the mill secretly helped freedom seekers pass through the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesMt. Pleasant Cemetery Dangerous Rendezvous - Preston, MD

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After Quakers sold their meetinghouse to the local black community in 1849, the new owners established Mt. Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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