Hungerford Tavern - Rockville, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 04.994 W 077° 09.184
18S E 313772 N 4328220
Quick Description: One of many historical markers in downtown Rockville, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 2/19/2021 8:24:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM13V04
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The sign says, "Hungerford Tavern was most likely operated by the tavern owner's African American slaves. African American slaves traveling with their masters were expected to care for them if they became too rowdy or drunk at taverns.

A meeting place for tobacco planters and lawyers to socialize and conduct business; the tavern was a center of social activity. When travelers stayed overnight, their slaves could exchange news of family members and relatives with the tavern owner's slaves. While the tavern served as the courthouse, a small jail was attached to the building. Slaves caught trying to escape were held here awaiting punishment and returned to bondage."
Group that erected the marker: City of Rockville

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Rockville, MD


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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