Near Fairfield in Franklin County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Chester A. Arthur
21st President of the United States
Research indicates Chester Alan Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont, on October 5, 1829. When he was less than a year old his parents moved to a new parsonage built at this site. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Union College, he became a lawyer championing civil rights for blacks. Later, as Quartermaster General, he organized the provision of food & supplies to Union Civil War soldiers. On September 19, 1881, Arthur became president following the assassination of James Garfield. As president he advocated reducing tariffs and backed Civil Service reform, turning away from political patronage. Arthur died in 1886 and is buried in Albany, NY. This replica of the parsonage was built in 1954.
Erected 2002 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 date for this entry is October 5, 1829.
Location. 44° 50.167′ N, 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Chester A. Arthur (approx. 4.8 miles away); Consuelo Northrop Bailey (approx. 5 miles away); Sheldon, Vermont (approx. 5.1 miles away); Colonel Elisha Sheldon (approx. 5.4 miles away); Birthplace of Larry Gardner (approx. 5.6 miles away); Opera House of Enosburg Falls (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fenian Raids (approx. 6˝ miles away); George Washington Henderson (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
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