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Chester, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Chester, Massachusetts, USA? 

Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
The area opened for settlement in the 1750s as Township No. 9, chartered as Murrayfield on October 31, 1765. The town was incorporated as Chester on February 21, 1783.
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Chester, Massachusetts, USA - Riverside Inn, Chester, Mass.
Chester, Massachusetts, USA

Riverside Inn, Chester, Mass.
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Chester, Massachusetts, USA

Chester, Massachusetts, USA - Railroad Station
Chester, Massachusetts, USA

Railroad Station
Chester, Massachusetts, USA - Main Street Bridge (Westfield River)
Chester, Massachusetts, USA

Main Street Bridge (Westfield River)
Chester, Massachusetts, USA - Old Tannery Dam
Chester, Massachusetts, USA

Old Tannery Dam

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7. CHESTER. [Pop. 1,632. Inc. 1765.]
A factory village is at the southeastern corner of the township, but the rest of the town is...Read MORE...

1848 - Chester
This town was incorporated in 1765. The Rev. Aaron Bascom and. Samuel M. Emerson appear to have...Read MORE...

News  1848 - Justice?
A few days since, Edwin Austen, of Chester, Mass, ran away with the wife and two children of Edwin...Read MORE...

1859
CHESTER, a township of Hampden co., in the state of Massachusetts, 116 m. SW of Boston. It is...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Hiram Smith, and eccentric old bachelor at Chester, Mass., is having his sepulcher hewn in a large rock in that town.
He pays a man $700 to do the work, and by the stipulation the cave is to be seven feet long, four...Read MORE...

News  1880 - A New York dispatch says: It is believed a practically inexhaustible supply of emery ore has been discovered near Peekskill.
The discovery is regarded as one of the greatest importance, from the fact that this metal, in a...Read MORE...

Chester Massachusetts, 1890
Chester, noted for its wild and picturesque scenery, occupies the northwest extremity of Hampden...Read MORE...

News  1893 - A TRAIN'S FATAL PLUNGE IT GOES THROUGH A BRIDGE IN MASSACHUSETTS
The Locomotive Got Across Safely, But Four Wagner Cars Plunged Into the Stream - Many Persons...Read MORE...

1916
Chester, a post-village of Hampden co., Mass., on a branch of the Westfield River and on the Boston ...Read MORE...

1975 - August 2 - 107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)

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1981 - January 12 - 35°F, Chester, Massachusetts (state record)

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