Rockville is located in the western-central part of the state of Maryland and a city and seat of Montgomery County. It is a part of Washington D.C.'s suburb in the northwestern region. The area was initially settled during the Revolutionary period around Hungerford's tavern and was then referred to as Montgomery Court House and was later renamed to Williamsburg. The city was integrated as a town in 1801 and was then named after the nearby Rock Creek. The area was also nearby the Great Falls of the Potomac River on the southwestern side. The city has focused on its commercial development during World War II and has emphasized on research and technology, which includes biotechnology, computers, and communications. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration of the United States is in Rockville, along with the Health and Resources and Services Administration, and other government agencies.
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