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

Rockville

 
 
Rockville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 7, 2006
1. Rockville Marker
Inscription. County seat of Montgomery (formerly part of Frederick) County. 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hungerford Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Hungerford Tavern Site (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
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.
of this marker); “Out of Robb’s Window, Montgomery County Courthouse.” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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.) 
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,859 times since then and 112 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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