Rockville is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland with a population, as of the 2010 census, of just over 61,000. Indeed, only Baltimore and Frederick have populations larger than the city of Rockville. The city is crisscrossed by Rock Creek, Cabin John Creek and Watts Branch.
Arthur Nelson obtained the land patents to Rockville sometime between 1717 and 1735. Before settling on the name “Rockville,” the city was known as Owen’s Ordinary, Hungerford’s Tavern and Daley’s Tavern. Rockville’s economy and population began to take off after Montgomery County was created and when George Town was provided to the U.S. government in order to form the District of Columbia.
Notable employers include Montgomery County, Montgomery County Public Schools, Lockheed Martin Information Systems, Westat, Booz Allen Hamilton, Montgomery College, Quest Software, BAE Systems, the City of Rockville and Adventist HealthCare. Rockville’s sister city is Pinneberg (Germany), and the city has a “friendship relationship” with Jiaxing (China). Notable residents of Rockville include Spike Jonze and Scott “Wino” Weinrich.
In terms of sports, the city of Rockville is home to the Rockville Express, a member of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League, as well as the Real Maryland Monarchs, part of the USL Premier Development League. Rockville also boasts the Free State Roller Derby.
Educationally, Rockville is home to Thomas S. Wootton High School, Richard Montgomery High School and Rockville High School. The city is also home to numerous private schools, including Montrose Christian School, the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy and the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. Montgomery College also operates a campus in Rockville, as does the University of Maryland University College.
The Montgomery County Circuit Courthouses are located at 50 Maryland Avenue in Rockville, Maryland, 20850.