Founded by Richard Thomas, Jr, and his wife Deborah Brooke 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 August 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces captured and burned Washington, DC. Residents escaped the attack by heading north. In the Town of Brookeville, they were given food and shelter.

As the sun set on August 26, 1814, a weary James Madison rode into the Town of Brookeville. The President of the United States had been on the move for nearly three days since he left Washington ahead of the British troops marching to capture the city. In Brookeville, the President found a small but prosperous industrial town overflowing with other refugees from Washington. After a night spent at the home of leading residents Caleb and Henrietta Bentley, Madison and his attendants returned to Washington the next morning. His stay made the Town “U.S. Capital for a Day”, a title the Town still proudly claims today.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Commissioners Meeting

The next Commissioners Meeting will be Monday, July 11, 2022, at 7:00  pm via Zoom.

All meetings are open to the public.

Planning Commission Meeting

The next Brookeville Planning Commission will be Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 7:30 pm.  The meeting will be via Zoom.

This meeting is in lieu of the regularly scheduled  1st Tuesday of the month meeting.

All meetings are open to the public.

The Brookeville Times

 The Brookeville Times, June 2022

 

Brookeville Event Calendar