Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1738 - 1775
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. Touch 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 The Confederate Monument (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); 1803 Plan of Rockville and Boundary Stone (about 300 feet away); Boundary Stone (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Court House Square (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
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.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Heroes • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 67 times this year. 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.