Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockville Town Square
Josiah Henson, the model for the hero of Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of a dozen Rockville Slaves documented as escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. § Both Northern and Southern Troops marched through, battled, and encamped in Rockville during the Civil War. § Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart arrested Union sympathizers and captured a Union wagon train in Rockville in 1863, delaying his arrival at the battle of Gettysburg. § Rockville's Population was 1,110 in 1900. A century later 17, 888 people lived here. § In 2000 15 percent of Rockville residents were of Asian Decent the largest minority population reported.
In the early 1900s, black residents
Vivian Simpson, the first woman attorney in Montgomery County opened a law office in Rockville in 1928. § From 1950 to 1960 Rockville's Population Jumped by 276 percent, the largest increase in the City's history. § Citizens in 1954 revolted against the town's inability to provide basic services to all of its citizens. § Professional baseball players Gordon Coltman, Pint Isreal and Mike Curtis learned the game in Rockville. § In 1967 Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, and Gene Hackman came to town of film the movie Lilith.
Location. 39° 5.218′ N, 77° 9.072′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Rockville Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Baseball Field (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church (about 500 feet away); Mr. T’s (about 600 feet away); Rockville’s First Colored Schools (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Rockville Town Square (about 700 feet away); Galilean Temple (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Rockville Town Square (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
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