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Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ross House

 
 
Ross House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 19, 2021
1. Ross House Marker
Inscription.  
This home
General Lafayette
lodged as the guest of
Colonel John McPherson
Dec. 29-30, 1824
_________
1840
Francis Scott Key
Author of the National Anthem

was inspired here to write the poem that honors his cousin
Mrs. Eleanor Potts
then the owner of the home.
 
Erected 1974 by Frederick Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Friends.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 29, 1824.
 
Location. 39° 24.966′ N, 77° 24.744′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Council Street west of North Court Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Council St, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ross Home (here, next to this marker); City Hall (a few steps from this marker);
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No to the Stamp! (a few steps from this marker); Unanimous Resolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of William Tyler Page (within shouting distance of this marker); “South Magnetic” (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick’s Poet Lawyer (within shouting distance of this marker); William Tyler Page (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Ross House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 19, 2021
2. Ross House Marker
Ross House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 19, 2021
3. Ross House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2021, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2021, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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