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Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Francis Scott Key
Thomas Johnson
Barbara Fritchie
 
Francis Scott Key Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
1. Francis Scott Key Marker
 
Inscription.
Francis Scott Key
Author of
“The Star Spangled Banner”
Born in Frederick County, Maryland, 1779. Died in Baltimore 1843 and there buried. Removed to Federick 1866 and interred in family lot.
In 1898 the remains of Francis Scott Key and Mary Tayloe Lloyd Key, his wife, were placed within the crypt in the base of the monument erected by the Key Monument Association of Frederick, Maryland.

Thomas Johnson
First governor of Maryland and a nationally known personage during Revolutionary Days. Lies buried immediately west of the lot wherein lie the remains of Barbara Fritchie

Barbara Fritchie
A granite shaft on a triangular mound in the southwestern section of the cemetery marks the grave of the heroine of John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem.
 
Location. 39° 24.382′ N, 77° 24.78′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Market Street (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located just past the entrance to Mount Olivet Cemetery, in front of the Francis Scott Key Memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 South Market Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
 
Marker in Front of the Key Memorial and Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
2. Marker in Front of the Key Memorial and Grave
 
within walking distance of this marker. USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Resting Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Graves, Monuments, and Memorials (within shouting distance of this marker); These Barracks (approx. ¼ mile away); Hessian Barracks - Witness to History (approx. ¼ mile away); “The Great Baby Waker” (approx. ¼ mile away); B & O Railroad Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Scott Key. (Submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Thomas Johonson's Biography. His home, Rose Hill Manor, still stands on the north side of Frederick, preserved as as city park. It is the subject of a separate marker. (Submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Barbara Fritchie Marker. Across town, this marker details the story of Barbara Fritchie. (Submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Mount Olivet Cemetery. (Submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Francis Scott Key Memorial and Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
3. Francis Scott Key Memorial and Grave
The statue, 15 feet high on a 10 foot base, was designed by Alexander Doyle, and was dedicated in 1898. Paid for by donations, with a subsidy from Maryland, it cost $25,000. The monument was restored and rededicated in 1987.
 
 
Francis Scott Key's Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
4. Francis Scott Key's Grave
The plaque on the back of the monument displays Key's birth and death information as well as all four verses of the "Star Spangled Banner."
 
 
Governor Thomas Johnson Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
5. Governor Thomas Johnson Monument
Located in section MM of the cemetery. Johnson was born in 1732. As a member of the Continental Congress, he nominated his friend, George Washington, as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. After serving as the first Governor of the State of Maryland, Johnson was an Associate Justice to the US Supreme Court. He was also active in the layout of Washington, DC.
 
 
Grave of Barbara Fritchie Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
6. Grave of Barbara Fritchie
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,714 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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