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The Cities and communities of Montgomery County, Maryland *


Ashton-Sandy Springs, Aspen Hill

Barnesville, Battery Park, Beallsville, Bethesda, Boyds, Brookeville, Burtonsville

Cabin John-Brookmont, Calverton, Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase View, Chevy Chase Village, Chevy Chase Section Three, Chevy Chase Secton Five, Clarksburg, Cloverly, Colesville

Damascus, Darnestown, Derwood, Dickerson, Drummond

Fairland, Forest Glen, Friendship Heights, Friendship Village

Gaithersburg, Garrett park, Germantown, Glen Echo, Glenmont

Hillandale, Hyattstown

Kemp Mill, Kensington


Martin's Additions, Montgomery Village

North Bethesda, North Chevy Chase, North Kensington, North Potomac

Oakmont, Olney

Poolesville, Potomac

Redland, Rockville (County Seat), Rossmoor

Silver Spring, Somerset, South Kensington

Takoma Park, The Hills, Travilah

Washington Grove, Wheaton-Glenmont, White Oak

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Montgomery County, Maryland

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Montgomery County Official Website

The County Seat is Rockville. Montgomery County is governed by a County Executive/County Council form of government.

Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 777-2500

Stella B. Werner Council Office Building
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 777-7900

County Police Department
County Fire & Rescue
Montgomery County Sheriff

Government Information page for Montgomery County

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1990 - 757,027
1991 - 764,524
1992 - 773,022
1993 - 782,912
1994 - 793,272
1995 - 800,597
1996 - 809,066
1997 - 818,241
1998 - 828,467
1999 - 840,879
2000 - 873,341
2007 - 930,813

2000 - 1,876 persons per square mile

Median Age:
2000 - 36.8 years

Housing Units:
2000 - 334,632

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Montgomery County is located just north of Washington, D.C. and southwest of Baltimore.

Neighboring areas:
Northwest - Frederick County
Northeast - Howard County
Southeast - Prince George's County
South - Washington, D.C.
Southwest - Fairfax County, Virginia
West - Loudoun County, Virginia

Here is a map page for the county

It is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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Montgomery County is in a humid subtropical climate zone that has hot humid summers and chilly winters with precipitation year-round. Snow falls throughout the county but areas in the north and west have more snow than other areas.

Average Annual Precipitation: 43.1 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 14.3

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Other Facts and Figures:

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $43,073

Median Household Income:
1999 - $71,551
2000 - $87,624
2007 - $91,835

Median house or condo value:
2000 - $210,600
2007 - $524,700

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Montgomery County was founded in 1776. The county is named for Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), a Revolutionary War General. He died leading Continental forces in Quebec. Montgomery County was created from Frederick County, which had been created from parts of Baltimore and Prince George's Counties in 1748. Prince George's had been created from Calvert and Charles counties in 1695. In 1791, portions of Montgomery County, including Georgetown, were ceded to form the new District of Columbia, along with portions of Prince George's County, Maryland, as well as parts of Virginia that were later returned to Virginia

Here is a history page for Montgomery County
Here is another history page for the county.
This history page is from the county

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Total land area: 495 square miles
Total water area: 12 square miles
Total area: 507 square miles

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US GenWeb Genealogy page for Montgomery County
Register of Wills for Montgomery County
Political Graveyard for the county

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Montgomery County Library
21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-0002

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Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Johns Hopkins University
Nearby in Baltimore

The Universities at Shady Grove

Montgomery College

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Montgomery County has many jobs related to the government sector. It is the third largest biotechnology cluster in the country. Many firms have their corporate headquarters in the county. There are many retail stores scattered throughout the county.

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

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Organizations & Groups

Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Montgomery County Historical Society
111 W. Montgomery Avenue

Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-340-2825

Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau
111 Rockville Pike, Suite 800

Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-2060
Toll-free: 877-789-6904

Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County

Montgomery County Bar Association

Friends of the Library - Montgomery County, Maryland

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Attractions & Other Information

Montgomery County is one of the most affluent counties in the entire country.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Park

Clara Barton National Historic Site

National Capital Trolley Museum
1313 Bonifant Road,
Colesville, MD 20905 - 5955
Phone: (301)384-6088

Boyds Negro Schoolhouse (1896-1936)
P. O. Box 161
19510 White Ground Road
Boyds, MD 20841
Phone: (301) 972-0578

Gaithersburg Community Museum
9 South Summit Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 - 2038
Phone: (301) 258-6160

Glen Echo Park (early amusement park exhibits)
7300 MacArthur Blvd. at Goldsboro Road
Glen Echo, MD 20812 - 1201
Phone: (301) 492-6229

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 - 1001
Phone: (301) 774-0022

MCYO - Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras

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