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Greensboro


Greensboro

“Dangerous Crossing”
The northernmost bridge over the Choptank River was located here. Though freedom seekers traveling north were tempted to use bridges, they usually avoided them, as the threat of recapture was high at these obvious crossing points. From here, grain, fruit and timber products were shipped to ports near and far. Some marketable goods were also brought here, transferred to wagons and hauled to Delaware markets. Greensboro residents, free and enslaved, learned about religious revivalism, abolition and other new ideas through these trade networks.

GPS Coordinates: 38.976015,-75.804296


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