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

Hungerford Tavern Site

June 11, 1774

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
1. Hungerford Tavern Site Marker
Inscription. On above date aroused Patriots resolved that every lawful means be used to procure relief from oppressions of the English Parliament and that the most effectual way to secure American Freedom would be to break off all commerce with Great Britain.

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.

September 6, 1776


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.

This marker placed December 6, 1954
In celebration of the county's one hundred and seventy fifth anniversary
by
The Montgomery County Historical Society, Inc.
Mrs. Jesse W. Nicholson, President

 
Erected 1954 by The Montgomery County Historical Society.
 
Location.
Hungerford Tavern Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
2. Hungerford Tavern Site Marker
39° 5.006′ N, 77° 9.182′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from S. Washington Street. Touch for map. 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. 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. Rockville (a few steps from this marker); Hungerford Tavern (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); Montgomery Avenue and Washington Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Out of Robb’s Window, Montgomery County Courthouse.” (about 400 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Christ Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away). 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.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Hungerford Tavern Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
3. Hungerford Tavern Site Marker
BB&T Bank,<br> 99 East Washington Street. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
4. BB&T Bank,
99 East Washington Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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