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Welcome to Chester ...

The town of Chester is located in Crawford County<1>.

The location of Chester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Chester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Chesterite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chester has a population of 157 people<4> (see below for details).

Chester is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Chester lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Chester lies within the (479) area code.

The ZIP code for Chester: 72934<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chester had an population of 157 people. This is a decrease of 1.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 58.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chester had a population of 159 people. This makes Chester the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 159 people, the population of Chester increased 60.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 99 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chester.

Communities Also Named Chester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Chester - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska (2), New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chester.

Communities near Chester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chester.

  • Van Buren [Crawford County]
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    • Van Buren [Crawford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,683 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<8>
  • Alma [Crawford County]
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    • Alma [Crawford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,864 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<8>
  • West Fork [Washington County]
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    • West Fork [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,655 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Fork<8>
  • Mulberry [Crawford County]
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    • Mulberry [Crawford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,692 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cedarville [Crawford County]
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      • Cedarville [Crawford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedarville<8>
    • Kibler [Crawford County]
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      • Kibler [Crawford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kibler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kibler
    • Dyer [Crawford County]
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      • Dyer [Crawford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 902 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dyer<8>
    • Winslow [Washington County]
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      • Winslow [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 424 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winslow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winslow<8>
    • Rudy [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudy
      • Rudy [Crawford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rudy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudy
    • Locke [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locke
      • Locke [Crawford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the east of Chester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locke

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chester. See our Newspapers Page for Chester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chester ...

Looking for more information about Chester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chester.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Crawford County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Crawford County: www.crawford-county.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Crawford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Chester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Chester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chester.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Chester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6776, Longitude: -94.1778       In this case, the coordinates for Chester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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