Founder’s Day (PHOTOS)

foundersdayThe Montgomery County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett joined in the annual celebration of “Founder’s Day,” recognizing that on Sept. 6, 1776, the Maryland Constitutional Convention passed a bill, introduced by Thomas Sprigg Wootton, that divided what was then Frederick County into three counties: Frederick, Montgomery and Washington. This created the first counties in America to be established by elected representatives.

At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Jack Devine, president of the board of directors of the Montgomery Historical Society; Council President Craig Rice; and Wootton High School teacher Randy Alton.

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