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    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.

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    County Seat: Rockville, MD 20850
    Form of Government: Charter since 1948

    [photo, Lock 5, Chesapeake & Ohio (C & O) Canal, Potomac, Maryland] Population
    1990 census: 757,027
    2000 census: 873,341

    Lock 5, Chesapeake & Ohio (C & O) Canal, Potomac, Maryland, April 2001. Photo by Ann J. Baker.


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