Benjamin Edwards (Maryland)
Benjamin Edwards (August 12, 1753 – November 13, 1829) was an American merchant and political leader from Montgomery County, Maryland. He represented the third district of Maryland for a very short time in the United States House of Representatives in 1795 after Uriah Forrest resigned.
Late in life, Edwards migrated westward to the new settlement of Elkton in Todd County, Kentucky. Here, he built a new house, named Edwards Hall, in 1821. The house remained in Edwards' family after his death; here his daughter Emily bore Edwards' grandson Benjamin Helm Bristow. Still standing, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
- Boone, George Street. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Edwards Hall. National Park Service, 1973-07-10, 3.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- United States Congress. "Benjamin Edwards (id: E000060)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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