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Mt. Pleasant M. E. Church served the communities of Preston, Elwood, Tanyard, Jonestown and Marsh Creek. The churchgrew spiritually and financially for manyyears fostering many local preachers.
Dedicated leaders of the SundaySchool, choir, usher …
Daily life at and around Linchester Mill provided fertile yet dangerous ground for those seeking freedom.
The mill, a general store, post office and homes at this site brought whites and blacks, free and enslaved, into regular contact. Freedom a…
Linchester Mill borders Hunting Creek, a tributary of the Choptank River flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. This historic site provided a crossing for Native Americans who traveled the Choptank Indian Trail; colonists en route to the first Choptank …
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 …
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. Hand-hewn log walls rest on a foundation of ballast stones …
Glipin'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. It sat just upriver from Dr. Anthony C. Thompson's plant…
Tomb of William RichardsonPatriotCol. of the Flying Camp of the Maryland LineHero of battles of Long Island and Harlem Heights 1776
While the Choptank River could pose a troublesome barrier to those without a boat, others used the river as a path to freedom.
Josiah Bailey, an enslaved logger and shipbuilder, rowed six miles up the river. His destination was Poplar Neck, where…
Harriet Tubman's parents, Rit and Ben Ross, moved to Poplar Neck in 1847. Her father worked as a lumber foreman on Dr. Anthony C. Thompson's 2,200 heavily forested acres. Harriet probably made her first escape from this place in 1849, and she cove…
Left panelEst 1865 The Maryland Lot owned by Maryland Steamboat Co. The beginning of Choptank Village.
Right panelIn memory of the Steamboat Captains of the Chesapeake who were vital in building Choptank Village in the 1880's