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Chester, New York Historical Markers

 
Chester Depot from a 1915 vintage postcard. image, Touch for more information
circa 1915
Chester Depot from a 1915 vintage postcard.
New York (Orange County), Chester — 1915 Chester Depot
1841: First Erie RR Station Fresh milk first shipped to NYC 1842 by Agent Thaddeus Selleck. Last train Apr ‘83 Opened 1999: History Museum — Map (db m60053) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Artillery Encampment 1779
Wagonmasters with gear for 9 Regts always ready to go. North Carolina Regiment here August 5. — Map (db m34327) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Chester, New York
When the first train entered Chester, New York on September 23, 1841, few realized exactly what kind of an impact the railroad would have on the town. Before the New York & Erie Railroad (later reorganized as the Erie Railroad) entered town, Chester . . . — Map (db m60383) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Furybrook Farm
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its part in the settlement and history of the Town of Chester, New York Settled 1731 by Roe family. — Map (db m24692) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Goose Pond Mountain AreaThis project was designed and constructed by the New York State Department Transportation
History: The wetland constructed at this site was built by the New York State Department of Transportation Cooperation with Palisades Interstate Park Commission -- Office Of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York State Department . . . — Map (db m109289) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Greycourt - Orange Co., N.Y.
The origins of a railroad in this area date back to 1836, when the Hudson & Delaware Railroad was chartered to build a rail line from Newburgh, New York to Chesterville, New York (now known as Greycourt) with the intention of extending the line to . . . — Map (db m60266) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Pet Cemetery
Buried near here is King the Palisades performing lion & girl friend of chimp F J Muggs, plus 250 gravesites of beloved pets — Map (db m34497) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Salem Village of Chester
One of the seven villages established 3-22-1845. Only an M.E. Church and a schoolhouse. No trade here, only farming. — Map (db m22433) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Site of Cromline House
Built by Daniel Cromline, 1716, named Greycourt Inn. Before 1765 was main house between New Windsor and New Jersey — Map (db m43261) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Welcome to Chester
Home of Neufchaltel Cheese Birthplace of Hambletonian progenitor of trotters — Map (db m28875) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Welcome to Chester
Home of Neufchaltel Cheese Birthplace of Hambletonian progeditor of trotters — Map (db m29451) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Welcome to Chester
Home of Neufchaltel Cheese Birthplace of Hambletonian progeditor of trotters — Map (db m29453) HM
New York (Orange County), Chester — Yelverton Inn1765 - 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 — Map (db m71175) HM

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