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Welcome to Chestertown ...

The town of Chestertown is primarily located in Kent County<1> and is the County Seat for Kent County. A portion of Chestertown extends into Queen Anne's County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chestertown has a population of 5,058 people<2> (see below for details).

Chestertown was established in 1706.

The community of Chestertown is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Chestertown: (410), (443)<4> & (667).

The ZIP codes for Chestertown: 21620, 21690<5>

Websites for Chestertown ...

Official Website:   www.chestertown.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.kentchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chestertown had an population of 5,058 people. This is a decrease of 3.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chestertown had a population of 5,252 people (or 26% of the total population of Kent County). This makes Chestertown the county's most populous community.

The population of Chestertown represents 0.09% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,252 people, the population of Chestertown increased 10.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,746 people).

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

Communities Also Named Chestertown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Chestertown - it's located in New York.

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

Communities near Chestertown ...

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

  • Centreville [Queen Anne's County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
    • Centreville [Queen Anne's County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Chestertown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centreville<8>
  • Rock Hall [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hall
    • Rock Hall [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Chestertown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hall<8>
  • Church Hill [Queen Anne's County]
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    • Church Hill [Queen Anne's County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Chestertown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 755 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Church Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Church Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Church Hill<8>
  • Queenstown [Queen Anne's County]
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    • Queenstown [Queen Anne's County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Chestertown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 701 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cecilton [Cecil County]
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      • Cecilton [Cecil County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Chestertown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 674 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecilton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cecilton<8>
    • Millington [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millington
      • Millington [Kent County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Chestertown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millington<8>
    • Galena [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Kent County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Chestertown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena<8>
    • Sudlersville [Queen Anne's County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sudlersville
      • Sudlersville [Queen Anne's County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Chestertown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sudlersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sudlersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sudlersville<8>
    • Betterton [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Betterton
      • Betterton [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Chestertown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Betterton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Betterton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Betterton<8>
    • Goldsboro [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsboro
      • Goldsboro [Caroline County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Chestertown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsboro

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 Chestertown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chestertown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chestertown. 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 Chestertown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chestertown. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chestertown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chestertown ...

Looking for more information about Chestertown? 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 Chestertown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chestertown.

Adding Chestertown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chestertown 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 Chestertown was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Chestertown in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

The Communities of Maryland

About Kent County

About Maryland

The official website for Chestertown: www.chestertown.com/

The official website for Kent County: www.kentcounty.com/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Kent, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chestertown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chestertown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Chestertown, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<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 Chestertown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chestertown 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chestertown) 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 Chestertown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChestertownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chestertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2180, Longitude: -76.0670    
<7>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.
<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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