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Chester Township, Windsor County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Chester, Chester Depot, Flamstead, New Flamstead, Gassetts, Reedville, Spoonerville


Town Clerk

Sandra K. Walker
P.O. Box 370
Chester, VT 05143
Ph: 875-2173
Fax: 875-2237
E-mail: N/A


Web Site

Chester: http://chester-vt.com/
Chester: http://www.linkvermont.com/townsvill/chester_grafton/index.htm

American Local History Network: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/vt/county/windsor/chester/index.htm
US GenWeb: http://home.att.net/~local_history/Windsor-Co-VT.htm#CHESTER
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindsorChester.html
Virtual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/chester.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/c/chester.shtml
http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/cem/chester.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Chester
981
1,878
 2,370
2,493
2,320
2,305
 2,001
2,126
 2,052
 1,901
 1,787

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Chester
 1,775
1,784
1,633
1,666
1,740
1,981
 2,318
2,371
2,791
2,832
3,044


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Bailey's Mills (private): 1840-1870
Brookside: 1770-present
North Street: 1816-present
Pleasantview: 1875-present
Poplar Grove: 1843-present
Simsbury: 1789-1969
Smokeshire: 1804-present
Trebo: 1790-1901


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Chester Historical Society
Main Street
Chester, VT 05143
802-875-3767 or 802-875-2497
The society rents the Academy Building from the Town of Chester and displays collections of 19th-century household furnishings, quilts, costumes, agricultural machines, documents, and early typewriters. It also owns the former firehouse in Chester Depot, where there is a small collection of 19th-century fire-fighting equipment.  Contact Person: Pat Ballou. Hours and Admission: Sat and Sun, 2 5pm, and by appointment. Free. Not accessible to the disabled.




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