Former Frederick County Courthouse
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —Connections with the Civil War abound around this Courthouse Square, where the first official act of defiance against the British crown - the 1765 Stamp Act Repudiation - occurred almost a century earlier. In 1857, Roger Brooke Taney, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court and a former resident who is buried in Frederick, wrote in the Dread Scott Decision that the Constitution's freedoms did not extend to African-Americans, one of the steps on the road to war. Taney and his brother-in-law, Francis Scott Key, both practiced law here. A bust here honors the Chief Justice who administered the Oath of Office to seven presidents, including Abraham Lincoln in 1861.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 9:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 292308 N 4365715|
|Decimal Degrees||39.41596667, -77.41256667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 24.958', W 77° 24.754'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 24' 57.48" N, 77° 24' 45.24" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 410, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 Council St, Frederick MD 21701, US|
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