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Welcome to Lester ...
So far, we have found very little information about Lester. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>
We've added Lester to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Lester, please Contact Us.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Lester: Named for Lest Hansacker, a Northern Pacific Railway telegrapher.
While the community is gone, the present day location for Lester is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: The area where Lester was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Communities Also Named Lester ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Lester - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lester.
Communities near Lester ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lester.
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 Lester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lester.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lester. 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 Lester.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lester. See our Newspapers Page for Lester.
Adding Lester to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Lester 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 Lester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lester on our Genealogy Page.
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2022