Leverton House-Finding Safe Haven

Leverton House-Finding Safe Haven (HM1I4T)

Location: Preston, MD 21655 Caroline County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.3', W 75° 53.418'

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

Refugees from slavery came here for temporary sanctuary.


Under the cover of darkness, they crept across these fields toward the home of Quaker Jacob and Hannah Leverton. The house, a rare, documented Underground Railroad station, still stands at the end of this driveway. All along the many paths to freedom, "agents" like the Levertons provided food, clothing, comfort, and transportation.


This safe house anchored a refuge that also included the homes of the free black millwright, Daniel Hubbard, Quaker neighbors, Arthur Leverton and Jonah Kelley, and Harriet Tubman's father, Ben Ross. Agents faced considerable risks, and these families paid dearly for helping the enslaved to freedom.


A slave owner sued Jacob Leverton, who admitted helping a bruised and beaten slave girl. Even worse, an angry mob forced Arthur and Daniel to leave their homes and families and flee for their lives.

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HM NumberHM1I4T
Series This marker is part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway series
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Date Added Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 422587 N 4284417
Decimal Degrees38.70500000, -75.89030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.3', W 75° 53.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 18" N, 75° 53' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3601-3661 Seaman Rd, Preston MD 21655, US
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