Red Brick Courthouse

Red Brick Courthouse (HMT6J)

Location: Rockville, MD 20850 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.038', W 77° 9.1'

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29 Courthouse Square

— Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour —

After the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and Congress created the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands to aid newly freed African Americans. By the time it closed in 1872, the Bureau had provided assistance to four million former slaves making the transition from slavery to freedom, including those in Rockville.

The county courthouse was the site of an 1866 case brought to the court by Rockville's Freedman's Bureau to recover money stolen from Rockville's African American community. In 1858 African American freedmen and slaves raised money through subscriptions to construct a church.

The money was entrusted to J. Mortimer Kilgour, who joined the Confederate Army in 1861 and never returned to Rockville. The Freedmen's Bureau assisted Daniel Brogdon and Solomon Williams in accusing Kilgour of theft. The Bureau tracked down Mr. Kilgour and returned the money to the Rockville Colored School Board in 1867.
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HM NumberHMT6J
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour series
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Marker Number1
Placed ByCity of Rockville Historic District Commission, Dept. of Community Planning and Development Services
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313894 N 4328298
Decimal Degrees39.08396667, -77.15166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.038', W 77° 9.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 2.28" N, 77° 9' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-100 E Montgomery Ave, Rockville MD 20850, US
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