Hungerford Tavern

Hungerford Tavern (HMT8V)

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

N 39° 4.995', W 77° 9.181'

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West Jefferson and South Washington Street

— Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour —

Hungerford Tavern was most likely operated by the tavern owner's African American slaves. African American slaves traveling with their masters were expected to care for them if they became too rowdy or drunk at taverns.

A meeting place for tobacco planters and lawyers to socialize and conduct business, the tavern was a center of social activity. When the travelers stayed overnight, their slaves could exchange news of family members and relatives with the tavern owner's slaves. While the tavern served as the courthouse, a small jail was attached to the building. Slaves caught trying to escape were held here awaiting punishment and return to bondage.
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HM NumberHMT8V
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour series
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Marker Number5
Placed ByCity of Rockville, Historic District Commission, Department of Community Planning and Development Services
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313776 N 4328221
Decimal Degrees39.08325000, -77.15301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.995', W 77° 9.181'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 59.70" N, 77° 9' 10.86" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 W Jefferson St, Rockville MD 20850, US
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