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

Francis Scott Key

 
 
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2017
1. Francis Scott Key Marker
Inscription. Frederick's favorite son is celebrated throughout the US before every kickoff, face-off and first pitch. The author of the “Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key was born in Frederick County and launched his law career here in 1801. He would write the National Anthem in 1814, while being held aboard a British ship during the bombing of Fort McHenry. To sense Frederick's pride in this hometown hero just attend a Frederick Keys baseball game at Harry Grove Stadium or note the civic buildings and commercial businesses that bear his name.
 
Location. 39° 25.059′ N, 77° 24.636′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on North Market Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is in front of the North Market Street Pop Shop. Marker is at or near this postal address: 241 North Market Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Site of Tory Gaol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Market Street (about 600 feet away); Enoch Louis Lowe (about 700 feet away); The Ross Home (about 800 feet away); John Thomas Schley
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2017
2. Francis Scott Key Marker
(about 800 feet away); William Tyler Page (about 800 feet away); Ramsey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar of 1812
 
Francis Scott Key image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2017
3. Francis Scott Key
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Frederick Keys Baseball image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2017
4. Frederick Keys Baseball
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The Francis Scott Key Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2017
5. The Francis Scott Key Hotel
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By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2017
6. Mount Olivet Cemetery
The final resting place of Francis Scott Key and his family, Mount Olivet Cemetery was established in 1854. The cemetery was financed by the sales of stock at $25 per share, which then could be exchanged for a 12 person plot. More than 34,000 people, including soldiers North and South who fought in the battles of Antietam, Monocacy, Gettysburg and South Mountain, are interred here.
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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