Henry Highland Garnet Escape Site

MD 291, west of MD 290, Chestertown, MD 21620 Get Directions 
Henry Highland Garnet Marker on MD 291
Stephanie Gosman
Henry Highland Garnet was born enslaved here on the "Darby" plantation. At the age of seven, in 1822, he fled with his family and several other enslaved men. Garnet became a famous abolitionist and preacher, the first black minister to preach to the U.S. House of Representatives. State historical marker on site.