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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); Francis Scott Key (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elmer A. Wolfe High School (approx. 4.1 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).
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
“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.
Terra Rubra Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
4. Terra Rubra
Birthplace of
Francis Scott Key
Terra Rubra Farm<br>Circa 1753 Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
5. Terra Rubra Farm
Circa 1753
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,357 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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