George Washington Ate Here

On June 30, 1791, George Washington wrote in his diary, “Breakfasted at a small village called Williamsburgh in which stands the Ct. House of Montgomerie County 14 M. from George Town.”  Williamburgh was later called Rockville, and Washington was  traveling from Georgetown to Philadelphia via Frederick and York.  Just to give you a sense of travel time in the colonial era, Washington left Georgetown at 4 am and arrived in Frederick at 7:30 pm.   So while Washington never slept here (as far as we know), he certainly ate here.  If you are having breakfast at Silver Diner, Broadway Diner, or First Watch this week, remember George Washington!

3 responses

  1. Eileen McGuckian

    I love it! Lots of good grist in research for the Civil War tour of Rvl Cemetery yesterday. Be sure to walk your dog around to see the gravesite flags. Eileen

  2. Max, your ambiguity isn’t very helpful here. Which one did he eat at? Silver Diner, Broadway Diner, or First Watch?

  3. Max,
    great find

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