Thomas Sprigg Wootton Roadside Marker

The Thomas Sprigg Wootton Sign

The Thomas Sprigg Wootton Sign

Peerless Rockville commends the leadership of student leaders from the Thomas Wootton Social Studies Honor Society for adopting the role of sponsoring a roadside marker honoring Revolutionary hero Thomas Sprigg Wootton. On September 1, 1776, Wootton put forth a resolution in the Maryland General Assembly dividing Frederick County into three districts.  The lower district was named Montgomery County and five days later, the resolution was passed by the General Assembly.  Maryland’s present-day District 17 Legislative Team  and the Montgomery County Executive fully embraced the concept of

Charter Peerless member Delegate Jim Gilchrist presents the Peerless Award to members of the Wootton Social Studies Honor Society

Charter Peerless member Delegate Jim Gilchrist presents the Peerless Award to members of the Wootton Social Studies Honor Society (Photo by Dean Evangelista)

the marker, and in March 2015, the State Highway Administration followed this initiative with the installation and unveiling the Thomas Wootton tribute.