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Chester Connecticut 06412

Chester CT Town Travel Business Information

Middlesex Connecticut Region MapOriginally known as Pattaconk Quarter, Chester, CT was settled in 1692. Many mills sprang up as the settlers established permanent homes and Chester became the Fourth Parish of Saybrook. By 1836, it became an independent town.

Travel in the early days was by the river and the ship-building industry was an important part of the town’s beginnings. Just 15 miles north of the Long Island Sound, several modern marinas and yacht clubs now dot Chester’s Connecticut riverfront, providing convenient access to visitors who desire to arrive by boat.

The Chester-Hadlyme Ferry began as a privately owned enterprise in 1769. Today it remains one of the oldest continuously operating ferries in the United States and offers visitors a unique and scenic way to travel over the river to and from the beautiful Gillette Castle State Park.

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Chester Connecticut Town Guide

Incorporated: 1836
County: Middlesex
Chester, CT Population:
2010: 3,832

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 41.2408
Longitude: -72.2857

Chester CT Local Information
Chester Police Dispatch: 911
Chester Fire Department: 911
Ambulance Service: 911
Town Hall Telephone: 860-526-0013
Chester Town Hall Fax: 860-526-0004

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