“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Snowden Funeral Home

Snowden Funeral Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 19, 2010
1. Snowden Funeral Home Marker
Inscription.  A hearse drawn by four white horses was a hallmark of the Snowden Funeral Home, the first African American-owned funeral home in Montgomery County.

George Russell Snowden started the family business in 1918 in Howard County. In 1926, he brought it to Rockville. His son Robert and his wife Alma took over the business in 1936. This second generation of the family demolished the original frame structure and built the current brick building in 1947.

Robert and Alma's children, Irene and George, took over the business from their parents in the 1970's. Today, the fourth generation of Snowdens operates the business. In 1985, the Snowden family received a NAACP award for "community awareness, citizenship and human kindness."
Erected by City of Rockville, Historic District Commission, Department of Community Planning and Development Services. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansNotable Buildings. In addition,
Snowden Funeral Home image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 19, 2010
2. Snowden Funeral Home
it is included in the Maryland, Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour series list.
Location. 39° 5.237′ N, 77° 9.223′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 North Washington 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. Rockville’s First Colored Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mr. T’s (about 300 feet away); Rockville Methodist Episcopal Church - Jerusalem/Mount Pleasant (about 500 feet away); Rockville Town Square (about 500 feet away); Galilean Temple (about 500 feet away); Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage (about 500 feet away); Hebron House and Print Shop (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,304 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
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