The Montgomery County Story


Published biannually by Montgomery History, The Montgomery County Story is a journal focusing on the history of the people, places, events, and organizations in Montgomery County, Maryland.


Abstracts of the most recent issues:

Winter 2017: 

Riley v. Worthington:  Joseph Willson’s Feuding Family of Early Montgomery County, by Stephen Stec.  A drawn-out 19th century legal case illustrates complicated family matters and provides a wealth of information about major personages in early Rockville.   

Summer 2018

Mighty Mos in Montgomery County:  The Hot Shoppes History, by Katie Dishman.  The story of the Marriott family and a food service corporation that maintained its appeal to local families for more than 80 years


Past Issues:

For all past issues, please see this complete index of Issues of The Montgomery County Story, 1957-2018, with topical summaries.

We also have these indexes available to help you find a Story issue by author, topic, or family discussed:


To Order Current or Past Issues:

Copies of back issues of the Montgomery County Story may be purchased in the Museum Shop, or ordered by phone, mail or email.  Issues dated prior to 2010 are $3 per issue. Starting in fall 2010, issues are $5 each (double sized). Shipping is $1.50 for the first issue plus .50 for each additional issue in the same order.

Montgomery History is grateful to The Chevy Chase Land Company for its sponsorship of The Montgomery County Story