Fairfield, Vermont: Chester A. Arthur, Born Around Here Somewhere

Roadside historical marker admits that no one really knows where the 21st U.S. President was born.

Address:
4374-4456 VT-36, Fairfield, VT
Directions:
On the north side of VT-36, just west of its intersection with N Rd.
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Chester A. Arthur, Born Around Here Somewhere

In 1953 a replica was built of what was believed to be U.S. President Chester A. Arthur's birthplace. It was subsequently learned that both the design and location were incorrect (The replica house was modeled on, and built on the site of, a parsonage that the Arthur family later moved into). The actual location and look of the 21st President's birth home remains a mystery. A roadside historical marker, five miles from the bogus birthplace, admits that "the exact location is debated."

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 10/21/2019]

Arthur's political enemies claimed he was born several miles north, across the Canadian border, which would have made him ineligible for the presidency.

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