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.
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 on State Route 36. 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 Sheldon, Vermont (approx. 5½ miles away); Colonel Elisha Sheldon (approx. 5.7 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); St. Albans War Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Government & Politics
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2010, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2010, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 3. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.