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Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chester Inn

 
 
Chester Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. Chester Inn Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1797 by Dr. William P. Chester of Lancaster, Pa., it has been continuously occupied as an Inn, a hotel and an apartment house. Among the guests here have been three presidents of the United States, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson, as well as John Sevier, Governor of Franklin and first Governor of Tennessee. President Andrew Jackson held a reception for his friends on the porch of the Inn in the summer of 1832.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 90.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #11 James K. Polk, the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 36° 17.637′ N, 82° 28.452′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map.
Chester Inn Marker (Refurbished) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
2. Chester Inn Marker (Refurbished)
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Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Taylor House (a few steps from this marker); Captain Christopher Taylor Home (a few steps from this marker); Jonesborough (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Brown (about 300 feet away); First Abolition Publications (about 700 feet away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Soldier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warner Institute (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Emmerson (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Chester Inn image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
3. Chester Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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