Connecticut Society of Genealogists Connecticut Society of Genealogists - HomeCSG User Sign In

Chester

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Chester
State:
Connecticut
County:
Middlesex County
Probate District:
33
Year Established:
1836
Year Incorporated:
1836
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
65 Main Street
Chester, CT 06412
(860) 526-0013
Research Hours : T -W-T - 9 am -Noon, and 1p.m - 4p.m
NO MONDAY OR FRIDAY PLEASE
Web Address:
www.chesterct.org/

History Brief:
This is one of the towns formed from 1635 Saybrook Colony. Settled about 1690, this section was the Pattaquonk Quarter of Saybrook. In 1739, the Parish of Chester was established. It was separated from the town of Saybrook and incorporated in 1836 as the town of Chester. Town vital records begin 1847. Barbour collection records cover 1836-52.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Saybrook
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:1419

Year:1920
Population:1675

Year:1930
Population:1463

Year:1940
Population:1676

Year:1950
Population:1913

Year:1990
Population:3417

Year:2000
Population:3743
 
Founding Families (9)
Surname:Canfield

Surname:Dibble

Surname:Leet

Surname:Parker

Surname:Southworth

Surname:Warner

Surname:Waterhouse

Surname:Webb

Surname:Willard
 
Cemeteries (5)
Name:Cedar Lake Cemetery
Location:Lake Road

Name:Laurel Hill Cemetery
Location:Main Street

Name:New town House Hill Cemetery
Location:Town House Hill

Name:Old Town House Hill Cemetery
Location:Town House Hill

Name:St. Joseph Cemetery
Location:Middlesex Ave.
 
Churches (2)
Name:St Joseph Roman Catholic Church (860) 526-5496
Location:48 Middlesex Avenue, Chester, CT 06412
Website:www.stjosephchester.parishesonline.com/

Name:United Church of Chester (860) 526-2697
Location:29 West Main Street, Chester, cT 06412
Website:www.chesterucc.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (2)
Name:Fort Hill

Name:Story Hill
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Pictorial Gazette - Weekly
Type:Contemporary
Location:2 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Website:www.zwire.com

Name:Valley Courier - Weekly
Type:Contemporary
Location:724 Boston Post Road Suite 202, P.O. Box 1010, Madison, CT 06443
Website:www.shorepublishing.com/
 
Schools (3)
Name:Chester Elementary School K-6 (860) 526-3570
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:23 Ridge Road, Chester, CT 06412
Website:www.region4schools.com/

Name:John Winthrop School 7-8
Type:Middle School
Location:1 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT 06417
Website:www.region4schools.com/

Name:Valley Regional High School (860) 526-8123
Type:High School
Location:256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT 06417
Website:www.region4schools.com/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Chester Public Library (860) 526-0018
Type:Current
Location:21 West Main Street, Chester, CT 06412
Website:www.chesterct.org/library/
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:For Two Hundred Years the Same, an Intimate & Revealing Account of the Town of Chester
Author:Thelma Wright Clark
Date Published:1948
Publisher:Author
Description:An account of the beginning and growth of the town of Chester and the Protestant Churches.

Name:Old Homes of Chester, Connecticut
Author:Foster, Theodore, and Lowe
Date Published:1936
Publisher:Church Press

Name:The Houses and History of Chester
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Chester Historical Society
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Robert J. Miceli
Contact Data:P.O. Box 114
Chester, CT 06413
or contact the
Chester Historical Society
9 West Main Street
P.O. Box 204
Chester, CT 06412
www.chesterhistoricalsociety.org
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1847 - Present - Earlier birth, marriage
Marriage:1847 - Present - and death records
Death:1847 - Present - may be found in Deep River
 





Box 435, Glastonbury, CT, 06033-0435, (860) 569-0002
[Office/Library at 175 Maple St., E. Hartford, CT]
Copyright © 2017 Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.   All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Use