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Chester, New York: Roadside Grave of Hambletonian

Hard to miss; the obelisk is 12 feet tall and fills a vacant lot between two houses. Hambletonian was a racehorse who died in 1876.

Hambeltonian Ave., Chester, NY
Between two houses on the north side of Hambeltonian Ave., one block west of its intersection with Hwy 94.
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The Great Progenitor of Trotters.

Roadside Grave of Hambletonian

The Great Progenitor of Trotters: A hidden treasure.

[Kathie, 05/12/2021]
Faithful Steed Hambletonian Monument

Monument (shaped like Washington Memorial Monument in DC) about 12 ft high, surrounded by a 2 ft. high wrought iron fence. Located in middle of village on Hambletonian Ave. between two private houses. Monument is grave marker for famed trotter horse "Hambletonian." Definitely off the beaten path, site only known by locals and perhaps a few Hambletonian fans.

[Ann D'Agostino, 09/16/2001]

Sept. 2017: Photo added.

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