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Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“Terra Rubra”
 
"Terra Rubra" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
1. "Terra Rubra" Marker
 
Inscription. The birthplace of Francis Scott Key the author of our National Anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 36.812′ N, 77° 14.172′ W. Marker is in Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Francis Scott Key Highway (Maryland Route 194) and Keysville Bruceville Road, on the right when traveling south on Francis Scott Key Highway. Click for map. See Carroll County, Md. marker “Birthplace of Francis Scott Key” for photo of house. Marker is in this post office area: Taneytown MD 21787, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Francis Scott Key (approx. 1.1 miles away); Middleburg (approx. 1.4 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 1.7 miles away); The First Reaping Machine (approx. 4.1 miles away); Union Bridge - Reynolds’ Last Journey (approx. 4.3 miles away); Western Maryland Railway Honor Roll (approx. 4.3 miles away); Everyone is Welcome (approx. 4.4 miles away); Adam Good Tavern (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taneytown.
 
“Terra Rubra” Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. “Terra Rubra” Marker
 
 
Terra Rubra Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
3. Terra Rubra
Francis Scott Key was born in Frederick County in 1780. Carroll County was later created from parts of Baltimore County and Frederick County.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,018 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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