Big news from Malone’s Church in Madison, MD, Stop #9 along the Harriet Tubman Byway! • The site was recently named part of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The program commemorates stories of freedom seekers and freedom during the days of slavery. • While the church was founded in 1864 – years after Harriet Tubman had lived nearby — the area had been home to free and enslaved Blacks since the 1790s. Harriet Tubman was born nearby. As soon as the Civil War ended, the community established its own African American church. Members of Tubman’s family are interred at the church’s cemetery. * The church now has a website at maloneschurch.com, where you can learn more, get involved, or donate to preserving the church. For the latest news, follow their Facebook page at The Harrisville/Malone Cemetery Maintenance Fund. • Learn more about Malone’s Church and other sites along the Harriet Tubman Byway at harriettubmanbyway.org.
Photo courtesy Malone's Church.