About Our Village
The Village of Chester was Incorporated in 1892
At the center of a dairy industry, the village claims to be the birthplace of “Philadelphia Cream Cheese.” Other brands produced in Chester were Clover Brand, Cow Brand, D’isigny, Fromage De Brie, Neufchatel, Star Brand and World Brand.
Chester is in Orange County. It was named after a location in England. The Village of Chester is primarily located in the northern part of the Town of Chester.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) and is located on NY-94, north of NY-17. Goose Pond Mountain State Park is southeast of the village.
Click HERE for the Chester Historical Society Website
Click HERE for the Chester Historical Society Newsletter
Village of Chester Arts (VOCA) Hunt for Art
Village of Chester Arts (VOCA), with a grant from Vision Hudson Valley, has created a project called Hunt for Art that spans Downtown Chester. Twelve local artists painted small boards with historical and cultural motifs from Chester’s rich past. These mini murals are being displayed at select locations in the downtown area. Self-guided maps are available at the Village Hall, the Heritage Trail, the Erie Depot Museum and throughout the Village.
See if you can find them all and learn about Chester’s vibrant history!
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Click HERE for the Hunt for Art map