Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Montgomery County Court House
In 1835, the County petitioned the General Assembly for authorization of a new brick court house, which was completed in 1840. By that time, Rockville was an established residential, governmental, and market hub with a population of nearly 400. The original single-story wings of the court house were raised in 1872 to provide more space. One year later, however, the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad opened. Population and court house business increased significantly, and the court house building was again outgrown. It was demolished in 1890.
The General Assembly authorized another bond issue for the replacement brick and sandstone Romanesque Revival court house which was constructed in 1890-91 and which stands here today.
Montgomery County's growth continued, and the grey Neoclassical style court house was constructed and connected to the 1891 court house in 1931.
Erected 2001 by City of Rockville, Maryland, and The Rockville Historic District Commission.
Marker series. Maryland, Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850 marker series.
Location. 39° 5.029′ N, 77° 9.09′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Courthouse Squre near Washington Street and West Montgomery Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1891 Red Brick Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Rockville (a few steps from this marker); Red Brick Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Gibbs v. Broome, et al/1931 Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Rockville.
More about this marker. One of the series of Lost Rockville – 1801 To 1850 markers erected for Rockville's 200th Anniversary.
Regarding Montgomery County Court House. Known as the Old Red Brick Courthouse.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Rockville Walking Tour. Stop 7 on this tour. (Submitted on January 15, 2006.)
2. Old Red Brick Courthouse Building. (Submitted on January 15, 2006.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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