“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Village of Chester in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Hambletonian Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1990
1. Hambletonian Marker
Inscription.  Hambletonian, world famous standard bred harness racing stallion lived on a nearby farm, where he died in 1876 a the age of 27. Monument, west on Hambletonian Avenue.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 41° 21.747′ N, 74° 16.436′ W. Marker is in Village of Chester, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (New York State Route 94) and Hambletonian Avenue, on the right when traveling south on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 High Street, 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. Hambletonian Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wawayanda Patent (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Monument & Chester Bicentennial Commission Time Capsule (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean and Viet Nam Wars Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1915 Chester Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chester, New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary Militia of Orange and Ulster
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Artillery Encampment 1779 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Village of Chester.
Regarding Hambletonian. The house that the marker is in front of was built by, William Mapes Rysdyk, 1810–1870, owner of Hambletonian. The barn behind the house is the only surviving remnant of Hambletonian’s stables.

To view the Monument mentioned on the marker, please see the "Other nearby markers" section.
Also see . . .  Hambletonian 10. Wikipedia entry. “Hambletonian—or Hambletonian 10, as he was registered—was an American race and stud horse who profoundly influenced the sport of harness racing. The stallion was born in Sugar Loaf, NY on May 5 1849.” (Submitted on September 17, 2009.) 
Hambletonian Marker with former William Rysdyk residence in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Clifton Patrick, September 13, 2009
2. Hambletonian Marker with former William Rysdyk residence in background.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 1,146 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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