CHESTER, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia is home to many records such as the longest-running poker game, the largest sycamore tree, and the most pepperoni rolls eaten by one person. But did you know that the Mountain State is also home to the world’s largest teapot?
That’s right, the town of Chester in Hancock County is home to the world’s largest teapot. The teapot was brought to the town in 1938 and restored in 1990 and 2007. It has been an attraction for thousands over the years and was once a snack stand and gift shop.
The Chester teapot measures 14 feet in height and 14 feet in diameter. It sits at the location of the former site of Rock Springs Park, a once popular amusement park in Hancock County that was in operation from 1897-1970.
The teapot that sits along U.S. Route 30 was originally a Hires Root Beer sign in the shape of a large barrel but was converted into a teapot once it arrived in West Virginia.
The Chester teapot makes for the perfect photo op!