7 Incredible Places Around Delaware That Were Once Part Of The Underground Railroad

Delaware was well-known as a stop on the Underground Railroad, and for many slaves, Kent County was the first free land they crossed into. Though Delaware was a member of the Union during the Civil War, Sussex County farms were still run by slave-owners, and slavery was not abolished in Delaware until the 13th Amendment was ratified by Congress and signed into law. Many of the stops along the Underground Railroad in Delaware are still standing today, and you can visit them.

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Delaware is full of so much history that we can really be proud of, such as being a headquarters for many Underground Railroad stations, stops, conductors and engineers. If you enjoy reading about historical happenings in the First State, here’s a great list of 9 Insane Things That Happened In Delaware You Won’t Find in History Books.