Kentucky Ravine

Other Names: Tuckahoe, Tapper’s Corner, Aaron Anthony Farm, Muddy Shore

Frederick Douglas was born in 1817 in a log cabin located at the head of a tract of land known as “Kentucky Ravine”,  just off the Tuckahoe River near Tappers Corner, on the old Aaron Anthony farm.  Anthony was Douglass’s master.

The site is located on the Talbot County side of the river below Mill Creek and Wayman Wharf.  A highway historical marker commemorating Douglass on MD Route 328 is six miles away from the birth site.