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Near Benedict in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maxwell Hall

 
 
Maxwell Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, 2007
1. Maxwell Hall Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1768 by merchant and tobacco farmer George Maxwell, Maxwell Hall features massive twin chimneys and foundation stones of English chert. Local tradition holds that in the War of 1812, the British invasion force took possession of Maxwell Hall during their march on Washington in August 1814.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust and Maryland Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
 
Location. 38° 31.938′ N, 76° 44.122′ W. Marker is near Benedict, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Frederick Road (Maryland Route 231) and Teague's Point Road, on the right when traveling west on Prince Frederick Road. Marker is about 1 mile west of the Prince Frederick Bridge and the town of Benedict. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hughesville MD 20637, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Test of a New Nation (approx. 1.9 miles away); Begin Your Adventure
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By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
2. Maxwell Hall Marker
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Maxwell Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 1.9 miles away); Enemy Camp (approx. 2.6 miles away); On This Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away); Solid Ground (approx. 2.7 miles away); Camp Stanton (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benedict.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maxwell Hall's Echoes of Williamsburg. 2007 Washington Post article by Nancy Trejos. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Maxwell Hall: Maryland's National Register Properties. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
3. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, National Park Service. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
4. Star-Spangled Banner Byway, Maryland Scenic Byways. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
 
Maxwell Hall Exterior image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, October 17, 2018
3. Maxwell Hall Exterior
Maxwell Hall Interior image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, October 17, 2018
4. Maxwell Hall Interior
Maxwell Hall Interior image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, October 17, 2018
5. Maxwell Hall Interior
Maxwell Hall Marker at State Road 231 and Teagues Point Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 7, 2010
6. Maxwell Hall Marker at State Road 231 and Teagues Point Road
Maxwell Hall image. Click for full size.
J. Richard Rivoire - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey), December 1972
7. Maxwell Hall
Maxwell Hall image. Click for full size.
J. Richard Rivoire - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey), December 1972
8. Maxwell Hall
Maxwell Hall image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
9. Maxwell Hall
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Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
10. Maxwell Hall
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Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
11. Maxwell Hall
Maxwell Hall (interior) image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
12. Maxwell Hall (interior)
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Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
13. Maxwell Hall (interior)
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Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
14. Maxwell Hall (interior)
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Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
15. Maxwell Hall (interior)
Maxwell Hall (interior) image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1935
16. Maxwell Hall (interior)
Maxwell Hall (interior) image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
17. Maxwell Hall (interior)
Maxwell Hall (interior) image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
18. Maxwell Hall (interior)
Maxwell Hall (interior) image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1935
19. Maxwell Hall (interior)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,905 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on March 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 7, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.   6. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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