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Town of Chester, Vermont

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Chester.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Chester to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Chester to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Chester and extending to:

  • Woodstock [Map], which is the Seat of Windsor County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Chester to Woodstock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,532 miles [8,902.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,247 miles [10,053.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,122 miles [6,633.7 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chester ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Chester.

While the name Chester is unique within Vermont, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Vermont


Middlesex County

Our profile page for Chester, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South.

New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Chester, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Warren County

Our profile page for Chester, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 68 miles [109.4 km] to the West Northwest.


Dodge County

Our profile page for Chester, Dodge County   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chester ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chester   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Chester   [Map]

Downers   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Grahamville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Greenbush   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hardscrabble Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Londonderry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Nelsons Corner   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Reedville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Spoonerville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Chester. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Helen May Butler

Bandmaster. She was born in Keene (New Hampshire) on Friday May 17, 1867 and died in Covington (Kentucky) on Sunday June 16, 1957 at an age of 90. She was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Keene [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Chester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen May Butler<7>

Calvin Coolidge     (John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.)

30th President of the US (1923 - 1929). He was born in Plymouth (Vermont) on Thursday July 4, 1872 and died in Northampton (Massachusetts) on Thursday January 5, 1933 at an age of 60. He was buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont) [Map].

Plymouth [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Chester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Coolidge

John Deere

Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Rutland (Vermont) on Tueday February 7, 1804 and died in Moline (Illinois) on Monday May 17, 1886 at an age of 82. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois) [Map].

Rutland [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Chester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Deere

Ellen Demming     (Born as Betty Ellen Weber)

Actress. She was born in Schenectady (New York) on Friday November 10, 1922 and died in Springfield (Vermont) on Thursday February 7, 2002 at an age of 79. She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Windham County, Vermont) [Map].

Springfield [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Chester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Demming

Sarah Josepha Hale

Journalist, author. She was born in Newport (New Hampshire) on Friday October 24, 1788 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 30, 1879 at an age of 90. She was buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Newport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Chester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Josepha Hale

Bob 'Captain Kangaroo' Keeshan     (Robert James Keeshan)

Producer, actor. He was born in Lynbrook (New York) on Monday June 27, 1927 and died in Hartford (Vermont) on Friday January 23, 2004 at an age of 76. He was buried at St. Josephs Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Hartford [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Chester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob 'Captain Kangaroo' Keeshan

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Chester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2881, Longitude: -72.6151     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Chester to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.782 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.633 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.813 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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