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Chester A. Arthur Birthplace Historic Marker


Location of sign - On VT Hwy 36 in the Fairfield community, about 5 miles from the suspected birthplace, Fairfield, Vermont


Photo taken June 2008


Chester A. Arthur Birthplace Historic Marker, Vermont Chester A. Arthur Birthplace Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Chester A. Arthur 


Birthplace 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 assassination of James Garfield, Arthur became President on Sept.

10, 1881.  His administration was distinguished by the creation of the U. S. Civil Service, better relations with Central and South

America, and the revival of the U.S. Navy.  Arthur died Nov. 18, 1886.  The State-Owned Historic Site is 5 miles northwest from



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