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

First Post Office in Chester

 
 
First Post Office in Chester Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
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 Academy Avenue (New York State Route 94), on the right. Just west of present Post Office building in clump of trees. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 Brookside Ave, Chester NY 10918, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wm. A. Lawrence (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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
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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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Village of Chester.
 
First Post Office in Chester Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Clifton Patrick, September 13, 2009
2. First Post Office in Chester Marker
Chester Mall visible behind marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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