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Chester Inn

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. Chester Inn Marker
Inscription. Built in 1797 by Dr. William P. Chester of Lancaster, Pa., it has been continuously occupied as an Inn, a hotel and an apartment house. Among the guests here have been three presidents of the United States, Andrew Jackson, James K.Polk and Andrew Johnson, as well as John Sevier, Governor of Franklin and first Governor of Tennessee. President Andrew Jackson held a reception for his friends on the porch of the Inn in the summer of 1832.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 90.)
 
Location. 36° 17.637′ N, 82° 28.452′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Taylor House (a few steps from this marker); Jonesborough (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Brown (about 300 feet away); First Abolition Publications (about 700 feet away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Solder (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warner Institute
Chester Inn image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. Chester Inn
(approx. mile away); Thomas Emmerson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alfred Eugene Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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