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Welcome to Chester ...

Chester is located in Spokane County<1>.

The location of Chester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Chester, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

When the people of Chester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Chesterite<3>

Chester is 2,010 feet [613 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chester lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Chester: (509)

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, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia 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.

  • Spokane
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Spokane Valley
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
  • Post Falls
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Falls
    • Post Falls is located in Kootenai County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,933 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Post Falls <5>
  • Cheney
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Airway Heights
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Liberty Lake
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Millwood
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
    • Millwood is located in Spokane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,801 people
  • Hauser
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hauser have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hauser
    • Hauser is located in Kootenai County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hauser <5>
  • Fairfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Rockford
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Chester, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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 in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Chester post office opened in 1890.

We also found Chester in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Chester.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Spokane, 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 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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