Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hungerford Tavern Site
June 11, 1774
Henry Griffith was moderator of this historic meeting. The Following committee was appointed to attend a general meeting in Annapolis:
Henry Griffith; Dr. Thomas Sprigg Wootton; Nathan Magruder; Evan Thomas; Richard Brooke; Richard Thomas; Zadok Magruder; Dr. William Baker; Thomas Cramphin, Jr.; Allen Bowie
By this bold act, these men "pledge their loves, their fortunes and their sacred honor", and anticipated by two years, the Declaration of Independence.
On this Day an act of the General Assembly Montgomery County, was established in accordance with a resolution, which had been adopted in this building, and here also on May 20, 1777 the first county court met.
In celebration of the county's one hundred and seventy fifth anniversary
Mrs. Jesse W. Nicholson, President
Erected 1954 by The Montgomery County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
Location. 39° 5.006′ N, 77° 9.182′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from S. Washington Street. The marker is on the South side of the alley between BB&T Bank (99 S Washington Street) and Pantazes Bail Bonds (77 South Washington Street) on the north wall of BB&T Bank. 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. Hungerford Tavern (here, next to this marker); Hungerford Tavern / Susan Russell House (a few steps from this marker); Rockville (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hungerford Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. James Anderson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Robb's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Also see . . . Answer Man Dispenses A Dram of Md. History. The Washington Post's John Kelly answers the question: "Who was this Hungerford guy?" (Washington Post, Sunday, September 17, 2006) (Submitted on July 4, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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