Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Francis Scott Key
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taneytown MD 21787, 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. 2½ miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bridgeport (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taneytown.
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,606 times since then and 49 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.