Chester in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1765 - 1927
Built in 1765
Used as a Tavern for 67 years and occupied by six generations of the Yelverton family.
Among distinguished guests entertained were George Washington Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Erected 1927 by Minisink Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 41° 21.383′ N, 74° 16.654′ W. Marker is in Chester, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 94) 0 miles from Academy Ave. (New York State Route 94), on the left when traveling north. Plaque is mounted on exterior brickwork of chimney. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Main 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. Chester Militia (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting Revolutionary Militia of Orange and Ulster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery Encampment 1779 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean and Viet Nam Wars Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I Monument & Chester Bicentennial Commission Time Capsule (approx. ¼ mile away); Wawayanda Patent (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Post Office in Chester (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Regarding Yelverton Inn. The immediate area of old Chester was 120 acres owned by John Beers, sold 1751 to James Ensign, then 1755 to John Yelverton. The Inn, first run by John I then his son John II and finally his grandson Abijah, continued until Abijah's death in 1832. George Washington stopped here on his way to join troops on Hudson R., 21 July 1782. The Wawayanda-Cheesecocks Patent trial was held in a barn behind the Inn, 1785, with Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr as attorneys for Wawayanda Patentees. Barn now gone. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1980 - #80002733. Much has been written about the Yelverton and it is a place of much local pride.
Also see . . .
1. Yelverton Inn from Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 14, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
2. Yelverton Inn - Chester Historical Society article by Frank Durland. (Submitted on October 14, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 1,010 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on January 8, 2014, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.