Montgomery County MD

About Montgomery County

Montgomery County, created from Frederick County, named after the Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, was formed at the Constitutional Convention of 1776, on September 6, 1776 and became effective on October 1, 1776.

The county seat is Rockville, with a population of 971,777 as of the 2010 census but estimated to be 1,050,688 in 2019.

Bounded by Frederick county to the northwest, the Patuxent River to the northeast, Potomac Rive and District of Columbia to the south. source

As one of the most affluent counties in the US, it boasts the highest percentage of residents over 25 years of age with post graduate degrees. Due to its proximity to Washington D.C. Montgomery county contains many major US government offices, research and learning centers and business centers which is a great source of revenue for the county.

Captain John Smith of the English Settlement at Jamestown was one of the first to visit the area during his travels along the Potomac River and throughout the Chesapeake region.

George Calver, 1st Baron Baltimore was granted the charter for the Colony of Maryland by Charles I of England. In 1688 the first tract of land in what is now Montgomery County was granted by the Calvert family to an individual colonist named Henry Darnall.

Great Falls of the Potomac, Montgomery County MD
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, click image for source and details

The earliest settlers were English or Scottish immigrants, German settlers moving down from Pennsylvania, or Quakers who can to settle on land granted to them via a convert named James Brooke, from what is now called Brookeville.


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Montgomery county Seneca Creek State Park
Montgomery county Seneca Creek State Park


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