Fairfield in Franklin County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Chester A. Arthur
Birthplace of 21st President
Although the exact location is debated, Chester A. Arthur was born on Oct. 5, 1829 in Fairfield. He became a New York lawyer and politician and was elected Vice-President in 1880. Upon the assasination of James Garfield, Arthur became president on Sept. 20, 1881. His administration was distinguished by the creation of the U.S. Civil Service, better relations with Central and South America, and the revival of the U.S. Navy. Arthur died Nov. 18, 1886. The State-Owned Historic Site is 5 miles northwest from here.
Erected 2003 by Vermont division for historic preservation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #20 James A. Garfield, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #21 Chester A. Arthur series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1908.
Location. 44° 48.096′ N, 72° 56.735′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Vermont, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Vermont Route 36 and North Road, on the right when traveling west Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield VT 05455, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Consuelo Northrop Bailey (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Chester A. Arthur (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sheldon, Vermont (approx. 5½ miles away); Colonel Elisha Sheldon (approx. 5.7 miles away); On This Spot (approx. 6.2 miles away); History on the Hill/Leçon d'historie sur la colline (approx. 6.7 miles away); St. Albans World War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); St. Albans Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
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