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Buttons Creek: Jane Kane Escape Site

MD Route 335 and Little Blackwater River, Church Creek, MD 21622 Get Directions 
Phone: 410-228-2692

Dorchester

Eastern Shore
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Ben Ross, Harriet Tubman's brother had hoped to marry Jane Kane but her enslaver would not allow for it. Ben arranged for Jane to join him when he and his brothers fled during the Christmas holidays in 1854. Jane disguised in men's clothing to successfully flee. A significant portion of the Jone's plantation is located within Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors can paddle to Buttons Creek via Blackwater River

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