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Village of Chester, New York Historical Markers

 
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By Clifton Patrick, September 13, 2009
Chester Militia Marker
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — Chester Militia
Organized in 1775 as Capt. John Jackson's Co. in Col. William Allison's Goshen Regt. Served at River Forts and Minisink — Map (db m22467) HM
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — Denton Grist Mill
Otterkill On this stream the first grist mill was operated before 1785, owned by Jonas Denton and run by his son, Thomas Denton — Map (db m22426) HM
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — First Post Office in Chester
Site of First Post Office in Chester was located in a small building here in 1794. James Wickham, postmaster — Map (db m22425) HM
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — First Presbyterian Church
Founded 1798 First Presbyterian Church Oldest church in Chester Sanctuary dedicated in 1854 replacing two former sites. Additions in 1884 and 1987 — Map (db m22424) HM
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — Hambletonian
Hambletonian, world famous standard bred harness racing stallion lived on a nearby farm, where he died in 1876 a the age of 27. Monument, west on Hambletonian Avenue. — Map (db m22455) HM
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — Hambletonian MonumentThe Great Progenitor of Trotters
Hambletonian. The Great Progenitor of Trotters Born May 5, 1849 Died March 27, 1876 — Map (db m22544) HM
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — Korean and Viet Nam Wars Monument
American Legion (emblem) The placement of this monument is to honor and perpetuate the memory of those veterans who served and those who died during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars ... And also to recognize those other veterans for . . . — Map (db m22543) HM
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — Revolutionary Militia of Orange and Ulster
Revolutionary Militia of Orange and Ulster assembled here, Dec., 1776. Col. Woodhull Camped Here, 1777. Dec., 1778, Militia met to March to Minisink — Map (db m34328) HM
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — Wawayanda Patent
Covering about half of present Orange County was granted by Gov. Cornbury Mar. 5, 1703 to John Bridges and eleven associates. — Map (db m22506) HM
New York (Orange County), Village of Chester — World War I Monument & Chester Bicentennial Commission Time Capsule
In Honor of The Men and Women of the Town of Chester Who Served Their Country 1917 - In The World War - 1919 [Column 1:] Charles Babcock, Jr.; John E. Bailey; George W. Bartow; William D. Bartow; Anthony S. Becker; . . . — Map (db m22545) HM

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