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Montgomery County

Montgomery County is named for Richard Montgomery, who was a United States general killed in the American Revolutionary War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Frederick County

E – Howard County and Prince George’s County

S – Washington, D.C. and Fairfax County, Virginia

W – Loudon County, Virginia


Created:  September 6, 1776                             Location in the U.S. state of Maryland

County Seat: 

Rockville  1776 – present


Old County Courthouse – Rockville  


Location:  30 Courthouse Square / Maryland Avenue

Built:  1889 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Fred E Davis of Baltimore

Contractor:  Thomas P John


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square. The north front has a central projecting section with entrance on the first story, balcony above and large arched window on the second story. The central brick tower rises to an open section at the top with steep green colored roof. The roof is hipped. An addition has been added on the east side.


Old County Courthouse – Rockville  



Location:  20 Courthouse Square / Washington Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Delos H Smith and Thomas R Edwards of Washington, DC

Contractor:  J J McDevitt Company of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story gray colored Indiana granite and limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the south of the old courthouse. The west front has a large portico with six columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Along the west side is a large addition. The roof line is flat.


County Courthouse – Rockville  



Location:  50 Maryland Avenue /  East Jefferson Avenue

Built:  1980 – 1982

Style:  Modern Brutalist

Architect:  Elmer A Delmar of Olney

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a ten story concrete and glass structure. The west front has a central entrance which rises six stories. On the east side a rectangular tower rises ten stories. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Montgomery County Judicial Center. On the south side is the six story Courthouse Annex constructed in 2012 to 2015. The west front has four large glass sections.  The roof line is flat. The architect was AECOM of Arlington, Virginia and the contractor was Tompkins Builders of Washington, DC.


See:  The 6th Judicial Circuit includes Frederick County.


District Courthouse – Rockville  



Location:  151 East Jefferson Avenue / Maryland Avenue

Built:  2009 – 2011

Style:  Modern

Architect:  AECOM

Contractor:  Coakley & Williams Construction of Gaithersburg


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a six story concrete and glass structure. The northeast front is curved with a recessed glass paneled entrance on the first story. The second story is curved and recessed. The main section of the building is curved with horizontal windows. The roof line is flat. The building houses the District Court.


Note:  The cost of construction was $63,000,000.



Old County Courthouse – Rockville 











































Photos taken 2013