Chester teapot

The Chester teapot

The Chester teapot is the World’s Largest Teapot[dubious – discuss], which measures 14 feet (4.3 m) in height and 14 (4.3 m) feet in diameter. Its current location is on the former site of a popular amusement park, Rock Springs Park (1897–1970), off an onramp along U.S. Highway 30 in the City of Chester in Hancock County, West Virginia.

Contents

1 History
2 Gallery
3 See also
4 External links

History[edit]
It was originally brought to Chester in 1938 to represent the largest pottery industry in the world at that time. The teapot was originally a Hires Root Beer sign in the shape of a large barrel and was converted into a teapot upon its arrival in Chester. The teapot underwent restorations in 1990 and 2007 by the citizens of Chester. By coincidence Charles Elmer Hires’ root beer may also have had its inspiration in a kind of herbal tea.

Gallery[edit]

The Chester Teapot at night (2013)

See also[edit]

American tea culture
Teapot Dome Service Station

External links[edit]

Official Chester WV Site – World’s Largest Teapot
History of the World’s Largest Teapot
World’s Largest Roadside Attractions article

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The Northern Panhandle of West Virginia

Counties

Brooke
Hancock
Marshall
Ohio

Communities

Beech Bottom
Benwood
Bethlehem
Bethany
Cameron
Chester
Clearview
Follansbee
Glen Dale
McMechen
Moundsville
New Cumberland
New Vrindaban
Triadelphia
Valley Grove
Weirton
Wellsburg
West Liberty
Wheeling
Windsor Heights

Attractions

Bethany College
Capitol Theatre
Chester Teapot
Grave Creek Mound
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort
Oglebay Park
Palace of Gold
Tomlinson Run State Park
West Liberty University
West Virginia Independence Hall
West Virginia Northern Community College
West Virginia State Penitentiary
Wheeling Island
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling Suspension Bridge
The Highlands

Coordinates: 40°36′58″N 80°33′26″W / 40.616119°N 80.557249°W / 40.616119; -80.557249

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