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Roger Brooke TaneyRoger Brooke Taney, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1836 to 1864, began his career as a lawyer in Frederick County. He practiced law in Frederick from 1801 until 1823.

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Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Frederick, the Roger Brooke Taney House interprets a property owned by former Frederick attorney and fifth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The restored house has presented the legacy of Roger Brooke Taney to the public since 1930.

The site, including the house, detached kitchen, root cellar, smokehouse and slaves quarters, interprets the life of Taney and his wife Anne Key (sister of Francis Scott Key), as well as various aspects of life in early nineteenth century Frederick County. Through guided tours, exhibits, educational programs and special events, the lifestyle of Frederick’s “middling class” is presented.

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