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Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Richard Montgomery
1738 - 1775
 
Richard Montgomery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, December 3, 2011
1. Richard Montgomery Marker
 
Inscription.
Born in Ireland; served in the British Army in the French & Indian War. Joined the American Revolution as the most experienced general in the Continental Army. Led the invasion of Canada where he was killed in the Battle of Quebec, becoming the first general to die in the Revolution and America's first national hero. When Maryland's constitutional convention split Frederick County into three parts the following year, they named the western third Washington and the eastern third Montgomery, the first of many memorials to Montgomery in the nation.
 
Erected 2011 by Maryland Historical Trust / Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 4.985′ N, 77° 9.095′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on East Jefferson Street west of Maryland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is two blocks west of Rockville Pike/Hungerford Drive (MD Hwy 355), across the street from the new District Court of Maryland Building at 191 East Jefferson Street. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Out of Robb’s Window, Montgomery County Courthouse.” (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock and His Men (within shouting distance of this marker); 1891 Red Brick Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Court House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boundary Stone (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); 1803 Plan of Rockville and Boundary Stone (about 300 feet away); Court House Square (about 300 feet away); Dr. James Anderson House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockville.
 
Richard Montgomery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, December 3, 2011
2. Richard Montgomery Marker
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Richard Montgomery marker unveiled. (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Major General Richard Montgomery. (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
District Court of Maryland Building (2011) across the street from the Richard Montgomery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, December 3, 2011
3. District Court of Maryland Building (2011) across the street from the Richard Montgomery Marker
 
 
MajGen Richard Montgomery Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
4. MajGen Richard Montgomery
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 361 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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