Birthplace of 21st PresidentAlthough 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 Sept. 20, 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 here.
|Placed By||Vermont division for historic preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 662477 N 4962964|
|Decimal Degrees||44.80160000, -72.94558333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 48.096', W 72° 56.735'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 48' 5.76" N, 72° 56' 44.10" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4389-4455 VT-36, Fairfield VT 05455, US|
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