Introduction to Rockville, Maryland
Rockville was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The community was established in 1717. Arthur Nelson obtained the first land patents between 1717 and 1735, when Rockville was a part of Prince George's County. While the community was unincorporated it was known by a number of different names, including Hungerford's Tavern, Owen's Ordinary and Daley's Tavern. Rockville was officially incorporated as a village on March 10, 1860. It was named after nearby Rock Creek. The Ohio and Baltimore Railroad arrived in the year 1873, increasing Rockville's accessibility from Washington D.C. The first trolley service in Rockville was established by the Tennallytown and Rockville Railway in 1891.
Rockville and nearby Attractions
- Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History and Culture
- Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge
- Beall-Dawson House
- Gardens at Glenview Mansion
- Daughters of American Revolution Museum
- National Zoo
Things To Do In Rockville
From Rockville, a number of historical sites and museums are accessible, including the Gaithersburg Community Museum, the National Capital Trolley Museum, the Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, the Beall-Dawson House and the Sandy Spring Museum. The Cabin John Regional Park includes a skating rink and a nature center, while the Wheaton Regional Park features a conservatory and also includes the Brookside Gardens. Other popular local parks include Rock Creek Regional Park, Riverbend Park and the Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge. Golfers can enjoy a round at the RedGate Municipal Golf Course. The Rockville Music Festival and Hard Times Chili Cook-off is hosted by Rockville every September.
Washington Reagan National is the nearest major airport.
Rockville Higher Education
The city of Rockville is home to the Montgomery College of Rockville.