Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Francis Scott Key
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.
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 (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, (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.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,300 times since then and 439 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.