Welcome to the Town of Brookeville
Founded by Richard Thomas in 1794, Brookeville is a historically significant 19th century rural settlement in Upper Montgomery County, Maryland, approximately 18 miles north of the District of Columbia. Covering approximately 60 acres, the Town consists of 55 individual properties and has an estimated population of 135 residents.
In 1814, as the British burned the capital, refugees from Washington and Georgetown poured into Brookeville and the townspeople took them into their homes. American soldiers leaving Bladensburg and militiamen on their way to Baltimore came to Brookeville, where the citizens gave them food and spirits and a place to camp and pasture their horses. Washington’s banks sent the specie and clerks brought the U.S. Senate’s papers to Brookeville for safekeeping. And finally, after being on the run in northern Virginia for two nights, the President of the United States and members of his Cabinet came to Brookeville, taking refuge at the home of its postmaster. The town became known as the “U.S. Capital for a Day.”
Town Meeting #2
Beyond the Bypass: Brookeville’s Future
Monday, November 10, 7:30-9:00 PM
Brookeville Academy, First Floor
We invite you to this meeting to begin discussions on important issues for the future of our Town. We hope that most households in Town will be represented.
In 2017-18, the ByPass opens. 20,000 cars/day divert around our town instead of dividing Brookeville in two. When we look down Georgia Avenue after the ribbon is cut – what will we see as our home: a village on the National Register of Historic Places?
In this meeting we will update you on the progress with the bypass. Then we will explore key topics that are important in looking toward our future, with an eye to engaging you in excursions and research to consider possibilities that inspire Brookeville. We hope you can attend.
Planning Commission Meeting- Date Change
The next three meetings for the planning commission will be the first Monday of the month. The next meeting will be Monday, November 3 at 7:30 pm at the Brookeville Academy. All meetings are open to the public
Town Commissioners Meeting
The next meeting for the town commission will be Monday, November 10 at 6:30 pm at the Brookeville Academy. All meetings are open to the public.