Bazel Church is located nearby on a 1-acre clearing edged by the road and otherwise surrounded by cultivated fields and forest.
According to tradition, this is where African Americans worshipped outdoors during Tubman's time.
She was born in the heart of this area at Peter's Neck at the end of Harrisville Road, on the farm of Anthony Thompson.This is the landscape where free African Americans and the enslaved led a clandestine movement of people out of slavery towards the North Star of freedom.These sites were places where enslaved and free African Americans intermingled.Moreover, these sites fostered an environment that enabled free individuals to provide aid and guidance to those enslaved who were seeking freedom.This landscape, including the towns, roads, and paths within it, and its critical waterways, was the means for communication and the path to freedom. Much of the landscape in Dorchester County that is Harriet Tubman's homeland, including a portion of Stewart's Canal, is now part of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Fish and Wildlife Service has played an important role in the protection of much of the historic landscape that was formative to Harriet Tubman's life and experiences.