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Village of Chester in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Post Office in Chester

 
 
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By Leslie Smith, March 3, 2002
1. First Post Office in Chester Marker
Inscription. Site of First Post Office in Chester was located in a small building here in 1794. James Wickham, postmaster
 
Erected 1935 by State Education Department.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 41° 21.42′ N, 74° 17.033′ W. Marker is in Village of Chester, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Brookside Avenue (New York State Route 17M) 0.1 miles from Academy Avenue (New York State Route 94), on the right. Click for map. Just west of present Post Office building in clump of trees. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 Brookside Ave., Chester NY 10918, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester Militia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yelverton Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Denton Grist Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Artillery Encampment 1779 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Revolutionary Militia of Orange and Ulster (approx. 0.4 miles away); Korean and Viet Nam Wars Monument (approx. half a mile away); World War I Monument & Chester Bicentennial Commission Time Capsule (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Village of Chester.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Places
 
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By Clifton Patrick, September 13, 2009
2. First Post Office in Chester Marker
Chester Mall visible behind marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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