In 1784 William Prather Williams divided part of his farm into 85 building lots, making "Williamsburgh
" the first subdivision in Rockville. § 15 Cemeteries
can be found with Rockville's borders. The oldest known burial — that of John Harding — is dated 1752. § As early as 1830 Martin's Lane
served as the entrance to Samuel Martin's farm. § Glenview
farmed by the Bowie family starting in the 1830s was purchased by the City in 1957 for use as a civic center. § From 1848 to 1932 the Richard Montgomery High School property was site of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.
Between 1865 and 1967 black and white residents lived in Separate Neighborhoods
. § The block bounded by Middle Lane, Beall Avenue, Washington Street and Hungerford Drive was for nearly a century the location of a Thriving Black Community
§ Large areas were annexed to Rockville in the 1820s, 1880s, 1890s, 1949, 1950, 1960s, and 1990s to develop New Residential Neighborhoods
§ The subdivisions of West End Park, Hungerford, Fallsgrove, King Farm, Montrose, Twinbrook, Janeta, North Farm, Rockcrest, Woodmont Park and others were once Productive Farm Land.
was developed in the 1890s as development for black residents. § By 1920 most Rockville homes
Panel 2had Electricity and Running Water but no telephone service. § Rockville built a modern system of water and sewer facilities to accommodate the Rapid Residential Growth of the 1950s. § Lincoln Terrace the first public housing project in Montgomery County opened in 1959. § From 1950 to 1980 16 new Public Schools and two new Public Libraries opened in Rockville. § In the early 1960s Woodley Gardens became Rockville's first planned community, with the developer using an innovative mixed-use zoning technique.
New Mark Commons opened in 1967 as a distinctive contemporary planned community. § In 1971 the Americana Centre apartments opened as part of the redevelopment of Rockville's Town Center. § The first Historic Districts in Montgomery County were designated by the Mayor and Council of Rockville in 1974. § By the year 2000, Rockville claimed more than 60 Distinct Neighborhoods. § In 2006 Rockville can boast that 13 percent of its land is in Public Parks and Open Space.