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Welcome to Chester ...

Chester is located in Rockingham 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 5,265 people<4> (see below for details).

Chester is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Chester is located in the (603) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chester had an population of 5,265 people. This is an increase of 10.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chester had a population of 4,768 people. This makes Chester the county's 21st most populous community.

The population of Chester represents 0.36% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,768 people, the population of Chester increased 25.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,792 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, Arkansas, 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 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.

  • Manchester [Hillsborough County]
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    • Manchester [Hillsborough County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,546 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<7>
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<7>
  • Lawrence [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
  • Haverhill [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverhill
    • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Methuen [Essex County]
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      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
    • Derry [Rockingham County]
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      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<7>
    • North Andover [Essex County]
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      • North Andover [Essex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Andover
    • Salem [Rockingham County]
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      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
    • Merrimack [Hillsborough County]
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      • Merrimack [Hillsborough County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimack
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrimack<7>
    • Londonderry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Londonderry
      • Londonderry [Rockingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Londonderry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Londonderry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Londonderry<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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Chester on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Rockingham County

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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 Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.nh.us/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Rockingham, 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 community'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>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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9568, Longitude: -71.2573       In this case, the coordinates for Chester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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