Rockville Town Square Historical

Rockville Town Square Historical (HM1XMN)

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

N 39° 5.218', W 77° 9.072'

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General Edward Braddock and his troops camped in Rockville in 1755 on their way to Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War. § In 1774, local residents passed the Hungerford Resolves in protest against British taxation policy in the American colonies. § George Washington stopped for breakfast here in 1791 on his way from Georgetown to Philadelphia. § During the Antebellum Period up to one fourth of Rockville's population was enslaved. § Several Schools operated in Rockville before Maryland established a public system in 1860 for white students and in 1872 for black students.

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
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started Rockville's Memorial Day Parade. The event was revived in 1944 and has been going on ever since. § A Typhoid Epidemic in the winter of 1913 led to a municipal sewerage system the following year. § The United Daughters of the Confederacy erected a statue in Rockville in 1913 to honor Montgomery Countians who fought for the "thin gray line." § Herman Hollerith inventor of a punch card tabulating machine enjoyed his summer place on the Rockville Pike. § Author F. Scott Fitzgerald frequently visited family in Rockville. He and wife Zelda were buried in Rockville twice.

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.
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Date Added Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313943 N 4328630
Decimal Degrees39.08696667, -77.15120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.218', W 77° 9.072'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 13.08" N, 77° 9' 4.32" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410, 202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-19 Maryland Ave, Rockville MD 20850, US
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