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Roedown Farm

Roedown House

Roedown Farm in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, is the birthplace and site of escape of William Parker. After his escape from enslavement, William Parker became famous as the leader of the Christiana Resistance of 1851 in Pennsylvania. Parker was born in the early 1820s in the status of bondsman to William Brogden. His mother was a field hand and died when Parker was young. Parker escaped from Brogden's son David when Parker was about 17 years old. Today Roedown Farm is privately owned, and, as a horse farm, retains much of its earlier appearance.

Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.

Location: 3856 Wayson Road, Davidsonville, 21035

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Hal C. B. and Jeanne Clagett

Location Type: Site

Freedom Seekers: William Parker