Origin: Created from Frederick County by resolve of the Constitutional Convention of 1776, Montgomery County was named for Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery (1738-1775). Born in Swords, County Dublin, Ireland, General Montgomery died leading Continental forces against Quebec.

Population (1990 Census): 757,027
Form of Government: Charter since 1948
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County Seat: Rockville, MD 20850


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