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

Rockville

County Seat of Montgomery (formerly part of Frederick) County

 
 
Rockville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 7, 2006
1. Rockville Marker
Inscription.  
Made the county seat in 1776
Created a town by act of assembly
1801

Site of Hungerford Tavern where in 1774 resolution of sympathy for Boston was adopted and severance of trade with Great Britain was recommended
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 🚂 series list.
 
Location. 39° 5′ N, 77° 9.181′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Street and West Jefferson Street (Maryland Route 28), on the left when traveling north on South Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 99 South Washington Street, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hungerford Tavern/Susan Russell House (here, next to this marker); Hungerford Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Hungerford Tavern Site
B&O Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 7, 2006
2. B&O Railroad Station
When it was the Rockville train station, this building was the oldest way station on the Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The station was opened the same year as The Met, in 1873. The building was moved in 1981 to allow construction of the current Rockville intermodal complex. Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation LTD is the organization that got the building relocated rather than demolished. The current rail facility - a few yards away - serves the Metro Red Line, the MARC Brunswick Line and Amtrak's Capitol Limited, as well as WMATA's Metrobus and Montgomery County's Ride-On bus systems. While the building pictured is no longer a train station, it continues to be occupied by offices.
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hungerford Information. A picture and brief history of Charles Hungerford's Tavern. (Submitted on January 10, 2006.) 

2. The Hungerford Resolves. The resolution mentioned on this marker. (Submitted on January 10, 2006.) 

3. History of Rockville. On the official web site of Rockville, Maryland. (Submitted on January 10, 2006.) 

4. Montgomery County Historical Society. (Submitted on January 10, 2006.)
5. Rockville: Portrait of a city. by Eileen S. McGuckian at amazon.com (Submitted on February 25, 2006.) 
 
Rockville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 7, 2006
3. Rockville Marker
Old Red Brick Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 14, 2006
4. Old Red Brick Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,418 times since then and 166 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 10, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 18, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on January 10, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 18, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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