Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lost Rockville -- 1801 to 1850
Hungerford Tavern was owned by Joseph Wilson from 1786 to 1791 and by his granddaughter, Susan Russell, in the 1840s. Archaeological digs were conducted at this site in 1973 and 1987. Artifacts retrieved from these digs are displayed by Peerless Rockville in the Red Brick Courthouse.
Hungerford Tavern was one and one-half stories and made of logs chinked with clay. There were four rooms in the main building, one of which had a large fireplace and a hook to hang pots for cooking food. Whipping posts, a pillory and stocks were located behind the tavern before a jail was built. Hungerford Tavern continued to be a landmark for more than 100 years, serving at different times as an inn, meeting and polling place,
Erected by Rockville Historic District Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Patriots & Patriotism.
Location. 39° 5.01′ N, 77° 9.16′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hungerford Tavern/Susan Russell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hungerford Tavern Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockville (within shouting distance of 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); “Out of Robb’s Window, Montgomery County Court House.” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockville Business District (about 300 feet away); Gibbs v. Broome, et al/1931 Courthouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on August 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on June 11, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.