Chester, Vermont

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Chester is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. The population was 3,044 at the 2000 census. The town was originally chartered by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth as Flamstead in 1754. The terms of the charter were not met and the town was re-chartered as New Flamstead in 1761. In 1766 a third and final charter was granted and the town became Chester, named after George Augustus Frederick, the Earl of Chester and the eldest son of King George III.



Chester is famous for its "stone village", listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This section of the town is located along Vermont Route 103 in North Chester, across the Williams River from Chester Center. It is known for the many houses made of local granite, and is a popular tourist destination.

Chester's Registered Historic sites:


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 55.9 square miles (144.9 km2), of which, 55.9 square miles (144.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.09%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,044 people, 1,296 households, and 861 families residing in the town. The population density was 54.5 people per square mile (21.0/km2). There were 1,611 housing units at an average density of 28.8/sq mi (11.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.75% White, 0.33% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

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