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Contents

County Courthouse

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  Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

History

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  • Named for Richard Montgomery, general in the American Revolutionary War.

Parent County

  • Created 6 September 1776 from Frederick County.

Boundary Changes

  • 1791, portions of the county (including Georgetown) along with portions of Prince George's County were ceded to form District of Columbia.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Gaithersburg
  • Rockville
  • Takoma Park
Towns
  • Barnesville
  • Brookeville
  • Chevy Chase
  • Chevy Chase View
  • Chevy Chase Village
  • Garrett Park
  • Glen Echo
  • Kensington
  • Laytonsville
  • Poolesville
  • Somerset
  • Washington Grove
Villages & Special Tax Districts
  • Chevy Chase Section Three
  • Chevy Chase Section Five
  • Drummond
  • Friendship Heights
  • Martin's Additions
  • North Chevy Chase
  • Oakmont
Census Districts
  • Ashton-Sandy Spring
  • Aspen Hill
  • Bethesda
  • Brookmont
  • Burtonsville
  • Cabin John
  • Calverton
  • Chevy Chase
  • Clarksburg
  • Cloverly
  • Colesville
  • Damascus
  • Darnestown
  • Fairland
  • Forest Glen
  • Friendship Village
  • Germantown
  • Hillandale
  • Kemp Mill
  • Montgomery Village
  • North Bethesda
  • North Kensington
  • North Potomac
  • Olney
  • Potomac
  • Redland
  • Rossmoor
  • Silver Spring
  • South Kensington
  • Travilah
  • Wheaton-Glenmont
  • White Oak
Communities
  • Ashton
  • Beallsville
  • Boyds
  • Derwood
  • Dickerson
  • Hyattstown
  • Sandy Spring
  • Shady Grove

Neighboring Counties

Frederick | Howard | Prince George's | Virginia counties:  Arlington | Fairfax | Loudoun | District of Columbia

Resources

Cemeteries

 

  • "Brown Family Cemetery, Montgomery County, Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 2 (Apr. 1975):110. FHL 973 D25aga v. 51
  • Riggs, Ronald Paul and John Frederick Dorman. "Two Montgomery County, Maryland, Cemeteries," The American Genealogist, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Apr. 1974):91. FHL 973 D25aga v. 50 [Peter Family Cemetery and Offutt Family Cemetery.]

Census

Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Montgomery County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.

Court

Gazetteers

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," The Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Georgetown with the following surnames: Beatty, Deakins, Forrest, Johns, Levy, Magruder, Mason, and Stoddert.]
  • List of imported servants and convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Montgomery County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database.

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Montgomery County Deed Books (1777-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Montgomery County on page 127.]
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Montgomery County, pp. 152-153. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Newspapers

 

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Death

Societies and Libraries

 Montgomery County Historical Society, www.montgomeryhistory.org

Web Sites

References


 

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