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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 SitesFrancis Gillette House - Bloomfield CT

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There is also some documentation supporting claims that he sheltered runaway slaves at his home. Although this type of Underground Railroad participation is claimed for many homes and is often not credible, here the claim dates from at least 1886.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/28/2023

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesEscape to Freedom/Women of Courage - Parkersburg WV

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Two Sided Historical Marker-Escape to Freedom and Women of Courage Parkersburg, WV

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 1/28/2023

last visited: 1/19/2023

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Underground Railroad SitesCorbit-Sharp House - Odessa, DE

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The Corbit-Sharp House was the home of abolitionists Daniel and Mary Corbit who helped Sam, a runaway slave, escape to freedom to the north.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Delaware

date approved: 1/28/2023

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesPort Huron Underground Railroad - Port Huron, MI

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This Underground railroad is located in Port Huron, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Michigan

date approved: 1/28/2023

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesDeland Point: A Humanitarian Hub - Jackson, MI

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Deland Point was a stop on the Underground Railroad in Jackson, Michigan. Located at 415 S Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8

location: Michigan

date approved: 12/16/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesJackson Station - Jackson, MI

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Jackson Station is a historic train depot built in 1841 in Jackson, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8

location: Michigan

date approved: 12/16/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesPortland Freedom Trail: Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott - Portland, ME

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A Portland Freedom Trail marker is located at the former site of secondhand clothing store of Lloyd Scott at 44 Exchange Street in Portland, ME.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Maine

date approved: 12/16/2022

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesPortland Freedom Trail: Home of General Samuel C. Fessenden - Portland, ME

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A Portland Freedom Trail marker is located at the former site of abolitionist General Samuel Fessenden's house on India Street in Portland, ME

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Maine

date approved: 12/16/2022

last visited: never

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Thomas Rutter was a pioneer ironmaster and opponent of slavery who died 1730. Built Pennsylvania's first ironworks nearby, 1716. In ensuing decade he erected Pine Forge. In 19th century it was an Underground Railroad stop.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/16/2022

last visited: 11/7/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesThe Liberation of Jane Johnson - Philadelphia PA

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The Liberation of Jane Johnson-In 1855, an enslaved woman and her two sons found freedom, aided by abolitionists William Still, Passmore Williamson, and other Underground Railroad activists.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/16/2022

last visited: 11/4/2022

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Underground Railroad SitesWilliam Whipper - Philadelphia PA

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William Whipper was the founder of the American Moral Reform Society. Active in the Underground Railroad, he aided hundreds of slaves passing through Columbia, Pa., 1847-60.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/12/2022

last visited: 11/3/2022

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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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