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Chester in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Chester Depot

 
 
Chester Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, February 1, 2017
1. Chester Depot Marker
Inscription. The first public train arrived here on July 18, 1849, and in December, the Rutland & Burlington Railroad opened the first rail line across Vermont linking the Connecticut River valley at Bellows Falls and Lake Champlain at Burlington. The route passed between Chesterís older North and South villages, and Chester Depot village emerged. Fire destroyed the first station in 1871, and the lessee Vermont Central RR built this one that year. By the 1890s, several industrial and commercial enterprises made Chester Depot one of the busiest stations on the Rutland RR. The State purchased the line in 1963, leasing it in part to the Green Mountain RR. Exceptional in Vermont, this brick station retains its high-style Italianate design and continues in railroad use.
 
Erected 2015 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 16.072′ N, 72° 35.388′ W. Marker is in Chester, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Vermont Route 103, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VT 05143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chester World War I and II and Korean Conflict Monument (approx. half a mile away); Chester Civil War Memorial
Chester Depot Station image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, February 1, 2017
2. Chester Depot Station
(approx. half a mile away); Chester Vietnam Conflict Monument (approx. half a mile away); Stellafane Observatory (approx. 3.6 miles away); James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors (approx. 6.1 miles away); Helen Hartness Flanders (approx. 6.1 miles away); Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge (approx. 7.2 miles away); Rockingham Meeting House (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Chester Depot image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, February 1, 2017
3. Chester Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 312 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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