Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs

Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs (HM1I5N)

Location: Denton, MD 21629 Caroline County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.502', W 75° 50.592'

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

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.


After 1790, the Friends who gathered here refused membership to slaveholders. They also played critical roles in the Underground Railroad, relying on family, friends, and business contacts in the North to move fugitives from one safe house to another along the many paths to freedom.


For many 19th century activists, abolition and women's rights became two sides of the same coin of liberty and equality. Female members like Hannah Leverton, who operated a safe house south of here, fully participated in the life of the meeting and freely expressed their views no matter how controversial they seemed to others.


LEFT: Based on a ceramic cameo of a kneeling male slave made by famous potter Josiah Wedgwood, abolitionist Elizabeth Margaret Chandler is credited with the version on this coin that shows an enslaved woman.

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HM NumberHM1I5N
Series This marker is part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway series
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Date Added Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 426874 N 4305096
Decimal Degrees38.89170000, -75.84320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.502', W 75° 50.592'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 30.12" N, 75° 50' 35.52" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MD-404 BUS, Denton MD 21629, US
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