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Chester in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Chester Depot

 
 
Chester Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, February 1, 2017
1. Chester Depot Marker
Inscription.  The first public train arrived here on July 18, 1849, and in December, the Rutland & Burlington Railroad opened the first rail line across Vermont linking the Connecticut River valley at Bellows Falls and Lake Champlain at Burlington. The route passed between Chester’s older North and South villages, and Chester Depot village emerged. Fire destroyed the first station in 1871, and the lessee Vermont Central RR built this one that year. By the 1890s, several industrial and commercial enterprises made Chester Depot one of the busiest stations on the Rutland RR. The State purchased the line in 1963, leasing it in part to the Green Mountain RR. Exceptional in Vermont, this brick station retains its high-style Italianate design and continues in railroad use.
 
Erected 2015 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1849.
 
Location. 43° 16.072′ N, 72° 35.388′ W. Marker is in Chester, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Vermont Route 103
Chester Depot Station image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, February 1, 2017
2. Chester Depot Station
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, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VT 05143, 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. Chester World War I and II and Korean Conflict Monument (approx. half a mile away); Chester Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); North Chester (approx. half a mile away); Chester Vietnam Conflict Monument (approx. half a mile away); Chester Academy / District No. 20 Central School (approx. half a mile away); Merritt Austin Edson (approx. half a mile away); Hugh Henry Family Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stellafane Observatory (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Chester Depot image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, February 1, 2017
3. Chester Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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