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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22NE_preserving-a-community-resource_Rockville-MD.html
In 1896, after the election of Mayor Joseph Reading on the Water Works ticket, the Mayor and Council of Rockville approved plans and specifications for a waterworks and electric light plant. The plant was intended to supplement and eventually repl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21RU_woottons-mill_Rockville-MD.html
You are standing on the tract of land where Wootton's Mill once stood near Watts Branch stream. The gristmill was constructed and began operations in 1821. The saw and gristmill was powered by an overshot wheel, in which the weight of water conduc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21PK_saint-marys-catholic-church_Rockville-MD.html
1817 Historic Saint Mary's Catholic Church and Cemetery Original cost: $4,000.00 Renovations: 1885   │   1929 1889   │   1981 No. 4
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21OW_rockville-station_Rockville-MD.html
1873 Rockville Station Metropolitan Branch Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ──────────────────────── Fr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21O8_rockvilles-pump-house_Rockville-MD.html
The Pump House was built in 1897 under the guidance of Mayor Joseph Reading, the town druggist who was elected on the "Water Works Ticket." Known as "Rockville Electric Light and Water Works," it was an important step in the gr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21O6_typhoid-in-rockville_Rockville-MD.html
During the 1913-1914 holiday season, 28 cases of typhoid fever were reported in Rockville and three people died. The new U.S. Public Health Service investigated, and identified the town's water system as the problem. Contaminated ground water f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20FJ_the-edgar-perry-house_Rockville-MD.html
When Edgar was born on May 3, 1871, his father Thomas was a partner with Winfield Offutt in a mercantile operation at the intersection of River and Falls Road, then known as "Offutt's Crossroads." By the year 1880, when "Potomac Vil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XYU_rockville-town-square-historical_Rockville-MD.html
When Montgomery County was created in 1776, the village today known as Rockville was selected as the seat of local government. Since that time, five court houses have been built in Courthouse Square. § Postal Service began in Montgomery Court Hou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XX7_lucy-simpsons-rockville-institute-historical_Rockville-MD.html
1887 Original home of Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute a private school known as the "Little Red Hut" ——— · ——— Owned by the Darby family from 1914 - 1979. Restored and renovated i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XMN_rockville-town-square-historical_Rockville-MD.html
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 America…
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