“Site of Harriet Tubman's Most Daring Rescues”
Dr. Anthony C. Thompson owned 2,200 acres of heavily forested land near here during the late 1840s and 1850s. His timbering operations and sawmill employed large numbers of free and enslaved black laborers, including Harriet Tubman’s father, Ben Ross. Harriet’s parents were active in the Underground Railroad, and she most likely made her first escape via Poplar Neck. Later, on Christmas Day 1854, Harriet led her three brothers to freedom from here. Fearing her parents’ exposure as agents after the Dover Eight escape in 1857, Harriet returned to rescue them at great risk to herself.
GPS Coordinates: 38.681619,-75.951033