“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Hungerford Tavern

Lost Rockville -- 1801 to 1850

Hungerford Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, April 14, 2012
1. Hungerford Tavern Marker
Inscription. Hungerford Tavern was the site of some of the most important events in the history of Montgomery County. Three [illegible] prior to the Continental Congress in 1774, local citizens met at Hungerford Tavern to protest oppressive actions of the British Parliament. The first election of County officials was held here when the County was organized in 1776, and the Tavern was the location of the first County court from 1777 to 1779.

Hungerford Tavern was owned by Joseph Wilson from 1786 to 1791 and by his granddaughter, Susan Russell, in the 1840s. Archaeological digs were conducted at this site in 1973 and 1987. Artifacts retrieved from these digs are displayed by Peerless Rockville [in the?] Red Brick Courthouse.

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Erected by Rockville Historic District Commission.
Location. 39° 5.01′ N, 77° 9.16′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hungerford Tavern Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockville (within shouting distance of 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); “Out of Robb’s Window, Montgomery County Courthouse.” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery Avenue and Washington Street (about 300 feet away); Gibbs v. Broome, et al/1931 Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Red Brick Courthouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Categories. Industry & CommercePatriots & Patriotism

Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 39 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 11, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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