Terra Rubra

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Terra Rubra
Terra Rubra.jpg
Terra Rubra, September 2008
Terra Rubra is located in Maryland
Terra Rubra
Location 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Keysville, near Keysville, Maryland, United States
Coordinates 39°37′30″N 77°14′56″W / 39.62500°N 77.24889°W / 39.62500; -77.24889Coordinates: 39°37′30″N 77°14′56″W / 39.62500°N 77.24889°W / 39.62500; -77.24889
Area 158 acres (64 ha)
Built 1753, 1850s
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78001449[1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 1978

Terra Rubra is a historic home located near Keysville, Carroll County, Maryland, United States. It was the birth site of Francis Scott Key in 1779. The present Federal-style house was built in the 1850s after the Key residence had become badly deteriorated. The original house was built in the 1770s by Francis Key for his son, John Ross Key, father of Francis Scott Key. [2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: Properties in Carroll County. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-09-17. 

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