Keymar, Maryland

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Keymar is located in Maryland
Keymar in Maryland
View north along MD 194 in Keymar

Keymar is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, Maryland, United States.[1] The name of the community is a portmanteau of the family name Key (of which Francis Scott Key was a member) and Mar for Maryland. In 1822, Francis Scott Key sold his father's mansion and estate on Pipe Creek near this community. Keymar was likely the name of that estate.[2]


  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Keymar (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.
  2. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1984). The Placenames of Maryland : their origin and meaning. Baltimore, Md.: Maryland Historical Society. p. 134. ISBN 0-938420-28-3.

Coordinates: 39°35′58″N 77°14′13″W / 39.59944°N 77.23694°W / 39.59944; -77.23694