One sunny morning you leave your Silver Spring home and slide in behind the steering wheel. Three hours later, you cross the Montgomery County line. Before you wonder if you’ve made a wrong turn, you realize that you’ve left the Montgomery County with the highest population — in Maryland — and arrived in the Montgomery County with the second highest population — in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia.
Most of the counties (including ours) were named to honor Major General Richard Montgomery, who, serving under Benedict Arnold, died on the last day of 1775 when attacking Quebec City during the Continental Army’s unsuccessful invasion of Canada during the Revolutionary War. ■
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