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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.

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Chester Cemetery Association

10th Annual Memorial Day Weekend

Sponsor a Flag Fundraiser

Last year over 500 flags were placed along Main Street and other Village streets in memory of, in honor of or compliments of an individual.  Traditionally, this is the weekend of the Kiwanis 5K race and beautifies our roadways for the race and the weekend.

Funds raised are used to support the maintenance of Chester Cemetery.  Sponsorship is only $5.00 per flag.  Tags will be placed on the flag for your honoree.

If you would like to sponsor a flag, please contact:
Betty‐Ann at 845‐742‐4077
Tom:  845‐551‐3226
Fred at 845-469-4374
Michele at 845‐401‐0476 for Venmo

**Help us show everyone Chester’s Patriotism on Memorial Day Weekend**


The Chester Kiwanis is holding its Annual 5K Race!

Date:    Saturday, May 27, 2023 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Time:   8:45 AM
Place:  Chester Village Community Park

Call 845-379-1205 for details
Online Registration