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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Heroes • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary.
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. Marker is two blocks west of Rockville Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Memorial to the Events of September 11, 2001 (a few steps from this marker); “Out of Robb’s Window, Montgomery County Court House.” (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Robb's Tavern (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); Bicentennial of Maryland's Ratification of the Constitution (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg Campaign (about 300 feet away); Witness to History (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Also see . . . Richard Montgomery marker unveiled. (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.