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Welcome to Chester ...

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

When the people of Chester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Chesterite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chester has a population of 1,567 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chester.

Chester is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Chester: (478)

The ZIP code for Chester: 31012<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chester had an population of 1,567 people. This is a decrease of 1.82% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chester had a population of 1,596 people (which is 7.32% of the total population of Dodge County). This makes Chester the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Chester represents 0.02% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 246th most populous community.

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, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, 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.

  • Dublin [Laurens County]
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    • Dublin [Laurens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,802 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<7>
  • Eastman [Dodge County]
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    • Eastman [Dodge County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,096 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastman<7>
  • Cochran [Bleckley County]
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    • Cochran [Bleckley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cochran
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cochran<7>
  • Royal [Bleckley County]
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    • Royal [Bleckley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,571 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Dublin [Laurens County]
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      • East Dublin [Laurens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Dublin<7>
    • Plainfield [Dodge County]
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      • Plainfield [Dodge County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainfield<7>
    • Dexter [Laurens County]
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      • Dexter [Laurens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dexter<7>
    • Dudley [Laurens County]
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      • Dudley [Laurens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dudley<7>
    • Cadwell [Laurens County]
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      • Cadwell [Laurens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cadwell<7>
    • Rentz [Laurens County]
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      • Rentz [Laurens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rentz have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rentz
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rentz<7>

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.

Adding Chester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chester was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1895.

We also found Chester on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chester on our Genealogy Page.

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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 State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Dodge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3953, Longitude: -83.1543    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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