Montgomery County, Maryland

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Montgomery County, Maryland
County
Montgomery County, Maryland[1]
Downtown Rockville in 2001, the Black Rock Mill in 2006, the National Naval Medical Center in 2003, Shady Grove in 2004, and the Gaithersburg city hall in 2007.
Downtown Rockville in 2001, the Black Rock Mill in 2006, the National Naval Medical Center in 2003, Shady Grove in 2004, and the Gaithersburg city hall in 2007.
Flag of Montgomery County, Maryland
Flag
Official seal of Montgomery County, Maryland
Seal
Coat of arms of Montgomery County, Maryland
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "MoCo"
Motto(s): "Gardez Bien"
(English: Watch Well)
Location in the U.S. state of Maryland
Location in the U.S. state of Maryland
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
Founded September 6, 1776[2][3]
Named for Richard Montgomery
Government
 • Executive Isiah Leggett (D)
Area
 • Total 507 sq mi (1,310 km2)
 • Land 491 sq mi (1,270 km2)
 • Water 16 sq mi (40 km2)  3.1%
Population (2017)
 • Total 1,058,810
 • Density 2,156/sq mi (832/km2)
Demonym(s) Montgomery Countyan, MoCoite
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP 20812, 20813, 20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, 20818, 20824, 20825, 20827, 20830, 20832, 20833, 20837, 20838, 20839, 20841, 20842, 20847, 20848, 20849, 20850, 20851, 20852, 20853, 20854, 20855, 20859, 20860, 20861, 20862, 20866, 20868, 20871, 20872, 20874, 20875, 20876, 20877, 20878, 20879, 20880, 20882, 20883, 20884, 20885, 20886, 20891, 20895, 20896, 20898, 20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906, 20907, 20908, 20910, 20911, 20912, 20913, 20914, 20915, 20916, 20918
Area code(s) 240, 301
Seat (and largest city) Rockville
Congressional districts 3rd, 6th, 8th
Website montgomerycountymd.gov

Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is north of Washington, D.C. and southwest of Baltimore. It is one of the richest counties in the United States,[4] and has the highest percentage (29.2%) of residents over 25 years old who hold a post-graduate degree.[5] The county seat and largest municipality is Rockville.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. {{cite web|url=http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Maryland/montgom/partithecharternote/charterofmontgomerycountymaryland?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:montgomeryco_md_mc%7Ctitle=County Charter}
  2. "Montgomery County Centennial: An Old-Fashioned Maryland Reunion". The Baltimore Sun. September 7, 1876. p. 1. 
  3. Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland, 1774-1776, 78, Archives o contained within the bounds and limits following, to wit : beginning at the east side of the mouth of Rock creek on Potowmac river, and running with the said river to the mouth of Monocacy, then with a straight line to Par's spring, from thence with the lines of the county to the beginning, shall be and is hereby erected into a new county by the name of Montgomery county.", September 6, 1776, p. 242 
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  5. "US Census Bureau: R1403. Percent of People 25 Years and Over Who Have Completed an Advanced Degree: 2004". Archived from the original on 25 May 2007. 
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