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Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Francis Scott Key
 
Birthplace of Francis Scott Key Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
1. Birthplace of Francis Scott Key Marker
 
Inscription. August 9, 1780.

Erected by the Patriotic Order Sons of America and the pupils of the public schools, June 12, 1915.

Terra Rubra Farm, birthplace and early home of the author of the Star Spangled Banner who died in Baltimore January 11, 1843.
 
Erected 1915 by the Patriotic Order Sons of America and the pupils of the public schools.
 
Location. 39° 37.463′ N, 77° 15.131′ W. Marker is in Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Keysville Bruceville Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. 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. “Terra Rubra” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Middleburg (approx. 2.5 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bridgeport (approx. 4 miles away); Everyone is Welcome (approx. 4.6 miles away); Taneytown Memorial Park (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (approx. 4.7 miles away); Taneytown (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taneytown.
 
Also see . . .  The Grave of Francis Scott Key. Is in Frederick, but he was twice moved. Once from Baltimore to a family plot in Frederick. A second time to the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick. (Submitted on October 21, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Rear of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
2. Rear of Monument
Terra Rubra Farm Birthplace and early home of the author of the Star Spangled Banner who died in Baltimore January 11, 1843.
 
 
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.
 
 
Base of Flag Pole Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
4. Base of Flag Pole
 
 
Flag Pole, Monument and Home Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
5. Flag Pole, Monument and Home
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,637 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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