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Rockville, Maryland, USA - U.S. Post Office

Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, USA

During revolutionary times Rockville was known as Hungerford's Tavern the name of its most familiar landmark. One of the first calls to freedom from British rule was heard at the tavern in 1774.

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Normandy Farm
Between Rockvile and Potomac, MD.

Rockville, Maryland, USA

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11806 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD

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  • 1854 - Rockville
    Rockville, a post-village, capital of Montgomery co., Maryland, 16 miles N. N. W. from Washington City. It contains a court house, jail, and several stores. A newspaper is published here.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1895 - Rockville
    Rockville, a post-village, capital of Montgomery co., Md, on the Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 16 miles N. by W. of Washington, D.C.. and about 32 miles W.S.W. of Baltimore. It has a court-house, a jail, 2 newspaper offices, the Rockville Academy, and 7 churches. Pop. 660.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
  • 1906
    Rockville, a banking post-town, capital of Montgomery co., Md., on the Baltimore and Ohio R., 16 miles N. by W. of Washington, D.C. Pop. in 1900, 1110.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • News  1935 - 13 Students Die as Train Hits Bus, Carries It A Mile. TEACHER, DRIVER ESCAPE. Bodies Strewn Along Tracks — High School Party Was on Way Home From Exhibit
    ROCKVILLE, Md., Friday, April 12.— An express train last night crushed into wreckage a school bus, bringing a death toll estimated by police at thirteen.

    Physicians and police placed the known death toll at that figure shortly after the accident, but the Baltimore offices of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, whose train was involved, announced that the death list was between nineteen and twenty-three.

    The driver of the bus, Percy Line, said he knew nothing of the approaching train until a whistle screamed, followed instantly by the impact which tore the bus virtually in two, tossing the bodies of its young occupants along the right-of-way as the train ground to a stop.

    Twenty-eight pupils of the Williamsport, Md., High School, the driver and Miss Louise Funk, a teacher, were in the bus. They were returning from a chemistry exhibition at the College Park branch of the University of Maryland.

    No Watchman at Crossing
    Members of the Rockville rescue squad, local volunteer...

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female ancestorBeatrice Melanise PLANTE (21 December 1911, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville) - 5 January 1986, Rockville, Maryland, USA)
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