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Welcome to Chester ...
The town of Chester is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).
While we don't have a date for the founding of Chester, you might consider that their post office opened in 1876.
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 310 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Chester is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Chester lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Chester is within the boundaries of the (936) area code.
The ZIP code for Chester: 75936<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chester had an population of 310 people. This is a decrease of 0.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.98% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Chester had a population of 312 people. This makes Chester the county's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 312 people, the population of Chester increased 17.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 265 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Chester.
Communities Also Named Chester ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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 Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Chester was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).
We also found Chester in the book titled .<9> From that list, the Chester post office opened in 1876.
For more details, see References and Mentions for Chester.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023