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Near Keymar in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Francis Scott Key

August 9, 1780

 
 
Birthplace of Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
1. Birthplace of Francis Scott Key Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is January 11, 1843.
 
Location. 39° 37.463′ N, 77° 15.131′ W. Marker is near Keymar, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Keysville Bruceville Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keymar MD 21757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Francis Scott Key (approx. 0.7 miles away); “Terra Rubra” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Middleburg (approx. 2˝ miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bridgeport
Rear of Monument image. 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.
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(approx. 4 miles away); "Steps of the Sisters" (approx. 4.6 miles away); Everyone is Welcome (approx. 4.6 miles away); Taneytown Memorial Park (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Terra Rubra. National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form. (Submitted on January 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Terra Rubra image. 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 image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
4. Base of Flag Pole
Flag Pole, Monument and Home image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
5. Flag Pole, Monument and Home
Terra Rubra Farm image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
6. Terra Rubra Farm
Registered
British White Parks
Private Residence
Barn at Terra Rubra image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
7. Barn at Terra Rubra
Terra Rubra Farm
Circa 1753
Windmill at Terra Rubra image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
8. Windmill at Terra Rubra
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 7,023 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   6, 7, 8. submitted on January 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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