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

The Ross Home

 
 
The Ross Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
1. The Ross Home Marker
Inscription.
In this home
General Lafayette
lodged as a guest of
Colonel John McPherson
Dec. 29-31, 1824.

In 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 The Frederick Chapter, DAR and Friends.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 24.966′ N, 77° 24.744′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Council Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Council Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Roger Brooke Taney (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dred Scott Decision (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of William Tyler Page
The Ross Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
2. The Ross Home Marker
(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.
 
Also see . . .
1. To Mrs. Eleanor Potts. For many years afflicted with blindness on hearing her play the guitar, written on October 22, 1840 by Francis Scott Key, (Internet Archive). (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Ross House. (PDF) Maryland Historical Trust Inventory Form, June 1973 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ross, III. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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