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Welcome to Chester ...

The Town of Chester is located in Dodge 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, the Town of Chester has a population of 665 people<4> (see below for details).

Chester is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Chester lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Chester: (920) & (274)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chester had an population of 665 people. This is a decrease of 3.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 30.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Chester had a population of 687 people. This makes Chester the county's 35th most populous community.

The population of Chester represents 0.01% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 1231st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 687 people, the population of Chester decreased 28.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 960 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chester.

Adding Chester to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Chester elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Chester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Chester - they are located in Connecticut, New York (2) and Vermont.

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.

  • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fond du Lac
    • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,263 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fond du Lac
  • Beaver Dam [Dodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Dodge County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,403 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
  • Ripon [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripon
    • Ripon [Fond du Lac County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,841 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripon
  • North Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Fond du Lac
    • North Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,081 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Fond du Lac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fond du Lac
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mayville [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
      • Mayville [Dodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,890 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
    • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fond du Lac
      • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fond du Lac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fond du Lac
    • Beaver Dam [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
      • Beaver Dam [Dodge County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
    • Horicon [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horicon
      • Horicon [Dodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horicon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horicon
    • Fox Lake [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake
      • Fox Lake [Dodge County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake
    • Juneau [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juneau
      • Juneau [Dodge County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juneau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juneau

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.

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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 Dodge County: www.co.dodge.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Dodge, 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>Area code (274) is an overlay for area code (920).
<7>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.

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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5922, Longitude: -88.7054       In this case, the coordinates for Chester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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