“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Former U.S. Presidents: #21 Chester A. Arthur Historical Markers

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By William Fischer, Jr.
United States Commanders in Chief Markers
1 Arkansas, Benton County, Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92400) HM WM
2 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-54 — Chatham Artillery's"Washington Guns"
These cannon, which were captured when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in the American Revolution, were a gift to the Chatham Artillery by President George Washington - a mark of his appreciation for the part the local military company . . . Map (db m5517) HM
3 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Old Louisville — Southern Exposition1883 – 1887 — “From Seed to Loom” —
August 1 – 1883 President Chester A. Arthur opened the Southern Exposition of “Art, Industry and Agriculture.” The 40 acre grounds extended from Park Ave. to Hill St. and from 4th to 6th Streets. The two story 600’ . . . Map (db m104876) HM
4 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 21 — Hugh McCulloch Home / La demeure Hugh McCullochKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Hugh McCulloch home was actually built in 1787 for Tomas Wiswell. The home ha a massive center chimney and three upstairs bedrooms have hinged walls which can be swung upward and secured to the ceiling to create a large ballroom. . . . Map (db m186345) HM
5 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — The McCulloch HouseBuilt in 1782 Birthplace of Hugh McCulloch — 1808 - 1895 —
First Comptroller of the Currency, Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln and Johnson, 1865-1869; Arthur 1884-1885Map (db m186346) HM
6 Minnesota, Ramsey County, Saint Paul, Northwestern Precinct — Rice Park
The scene of circuses, celebrations, and concerts, and seven years older than New York's famous Central Park, this land was designated a "public square" in 1849 by John R. Irvine, a territorial pioneer, and Henry M. Rice, territorial delegate . . . Map (db m42269) HM
7 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Long Branch — Church of the PresidentsSt. James Episcopal Church
Built in 1879. Named for the seven U.S. Presidents who attended services here: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, and Woodrow Wilson. Deconsecrated in 1953, . . . Map (db m14049) HM
8 New York, Albany County, Albany — Chester Alan Arthur
Twenty First President of the United States Born October 5, 1830 Died November 18, 1886Map (db m95485) HM
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9 New York, Albany County, Menands — Historic Albany Rural CemeteryEst. 1841
Burial site of Pres. Arthur, governors, statesmen and private citizens. Noted for it’s natural beauty, sculptures & architecture.Map (db m37463) HM
10 New York, Albany County, Newtonville — Historic Newtonville
Site of first Baptist church, 1852 Rev. William Arthur, preacher. Father of 21st President Chester Alan Arthur 1881 -1885Map (db m142458) HM
11 New York, Livingston County, York — Brick School
District No. 8; built 1825. President Chester A. Arthur attended this school 1837-1842Map (db m58022) HM
12 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Civic Center — Abraham De Peyster StatueThomas Paine Park Reported unreadable
This impressive bronze statue, created by American sculptor George Edwin Bissell (1839-1920), depicts mayor Abraham De Peyster (1657-1728). Born in New Amsterdam (now known as “Manhattan”), De Peyster came from a prosperous mercantile family. In . . . Map (db m128530) HM
13 New York, New York County, Manhattan, East Harlem — The New York AgeNew York, Thursday, September 14, 1911 — Has largest circulation in Harlem —
Fred R. Moore - Publisher/Editor, 1858 - 1943 Served as messenger to five Secretaries of the Treasury during the Grant, Hayes, Arthur & Cleveland administrations. 1905 - Became editor of Colored American Magazine 1905 - Appointed . . . Map (db m210040) HM
14 New York, New York County, Manhattan, NoMad — Chester Alan Arthur
Twenty-first President of the United States of AmericaMap (db m41355) HM
15 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Rose Hill — Chester Alan Arthur
Here on September 20, 1881, at 2:15 A.M., Chester Alan Arthur took his oath of office as 21st president of the United States upon the death of president James A. Garfield, killed by a disgruntled office seeker. Garfield's death stirred nationwide . . . Map (db m99292) HM
16 New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — A Panoramic View of American History
We want our many visitors to realize that they are looking at one of the single most important broad overviews of American history anywhere in the country! What you see before you is the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers and "...most . . . Map (db m32346) HM
17 New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Lansingburgh
First chartered village in Rensselaer County, New York, USA and was settled around 1763. The name is from Abraham Lansing, an early settler, combined with the Scottish word burgh. Street Docks at 123rd Street During the First . . . Map (db m115538) HM
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18 North Dakota, Billings County, Medora — 12 — Little Missouri: The Town
The town of Little Missouri was founded in 1880 at the site of the Northern Pacific Railroad section house and depot, on the west bank of the river. In late 1880, Frank Moore, the Post Trader of the nearby military cantonment, opened the Pyramid . . . Map (db m87982) HM
19 Rhode Island, Newport County, Newport — Mary Ferrazzoli Park
Mary Ferrazzoli (1928-1994) was the visionary leader who founded the Friends of the Waterfront in 1982. She vigorously championed public access and stood firmly opposed to the commercial overdevelopment of the Newport waterfront blocking public . . . Map (db m189622) HM
20 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 8615 — H. Schumacher Oil Works
Henry Schumacher (1832-1901), a native of Germany, opened one of the first cottonseed oil mills in this region in 1873, assembling the machinery with only the aid of an old encyclopedia. The oil works produced cottonseed oil, meal, and cake, and . . . Map (db m126532) HM
21 Texas, Galveston County, Galveston — The Tremont Houses
The present Tremont House is the third Galveston hotel to bear the name. The island's first Tremont House was built by the firm of McKinney and Williams in 1839 on the southwest corner of Postoffice and Tremont Streets. An impressive two-story . . . Map (db m117389) HM
22 Vermont, Chittenden County, Hinesburg — Chester Arthur
Boyhood home of President Chester A. Arthur 1833 - 1835.Map (db m97559) HM
23 Vermont, Franklin County, Fairfield — Chester A. ArthurBirthplace 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 . . . Map (db m36935) HM
24 Vermont, Franklin County, Fairfield, East Fairfield — Chester A. Arthur21st 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 . . . Map (db m36936) HM
25 Virginia, Albemarle County, Scottsville, Hatton Grange — Hatton Ferry
History of Hatton Ferry. The Hatton Ferry began operation in 1870, when Buckingham County authorities issued a court order to construct a public ferry across the James River to the Albemarle County lands of Thomas P. Gantt (ca. 1846-1896), a . . . Map (db m99392) HM
26 Virginia, Fairfax County, Clifton — Clifton Hotel
Built by Harrison G. Otis. A popular resort hotel during the last quarter of the 19th century, offering health of the 19th century mineral water from its Paradise Spring and the finest in southern cuisine. Presidents Arthur, Grant, Hayes, Roosevelt, . . . Map (db m112196) HM
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27 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Leading the Way
Togwotee (pronounced "TOE-go-tee") Pass lies at the head of the Wind River, astride the Great Divide. This 9,658-foot pass was an ancient travel route for the Tukudika people, who lived among these high, rugged peaks and migrated on foot for . . . Map (db m96370) HM
28 Wyoming, Uinta County, Fort Bridger — The Post Trader
The buildings in this area are virtually all that remain of the once thriving commercial empire of Judge William Alexander Carter and his wife Mary, Fort Bridger's only two Post Traders. Carter arrived at Fort Bridger with Colonel Albert S. . . . Map (db m90724) HM
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Jun. 8, 2023