Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hungerford Tavern Site
June 11, 1774
Henry Griffith was moderator of this historic meeting. The Following committee was appointed to attend a general meeting in Annapolis:
Henry Griffith; Dr. Thomas Sprigg Wootton; Nathan Magruder; Evan Thomas; Richard Brooke; Richard Thomas; Zadok Magruder; Dr. William Baker; Thomas Cramphin, Jr.; Allen Bowie
By this bold act, these men "pledge their loves, their fortunes and their sacred honor", and anticipated by two years, the Declaration of Independence.
On this Day an act of the General Assembly Montgomery County, was established in accordance with a resolution, which had been adopted in this building, and here also on May 20, 1777 the first county court met.
In celebration of the county's one hundred and seventy fifth anniversary
The Montgomery County Historical Society, Inc.
Mrs. Jesse W. Nicholson, President
Erected 1954 by The Montgomery County Historical Society.
Location. Click for map. The marker is on the South side of the alley between BB&T Bank (99 S Washington Street) and Pantazes Bail Bonds (77 South Washington Street) on the north wall of BB&T Bank. 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. Rockville (a few steps from this marker); Hungerford Tavern (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hungerford Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. James Anderson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery Avenue and Washington Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Out of Robb’s Window, Montgomery County Courthouse.” (about 400 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Christ Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockville.
Also see . . . Answer Man Dispenses A Dram of Md. History. The Washington Post's John Kelly answers the question: "Who was this Hungerford guy?" (Washington Post, Sunday, September 17, 2006) (Submitted on July 4, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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