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Chester, Connecticut, USA

Chester, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
Originally known as Pattaconk Quarter, Chester was settled in 1692. Many mills sprang up as the settlers established permanent homes and Chester became the Fourth Parish of Saybrook. By 1836, it became an independent town.

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Created in 1769, the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry is the second-oldest continuously operating ferry service in Connecticut.
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    Oldest House in Chester, Conn. Built in 1649.
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  • 1692 - Originally known as Pattaconk Quarter, Chester was settled in 1692.

    www.visit-chester.com/ chester/ history.html

  • 1769 - Jonathan Warner was granted permission to operate a ferry across the Connecticut River that became the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, the second-oldest continuously operating ferry service in Connecticut.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ chester/

  • 1836 - (Chester, CT) - The town was formed from the northern quarter of Saybrook and incorporated in 1836.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ chester/

  • 1836 - Chester
    CHESTER, formerly a parish of that name in Saybrook, was incorporated as a town in 1836. Jonah Dibble, from Haddarn, appears to have been the first...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Chester
    Chester, a post-township of Middlesex county, Connecticut, on the W. side of Connecticut river, about 20 miles N. E. by E. from New Haven....Read MORE...


  • 1859
    CHESTER, a township of Middlesex co., in the state of Connecticut, 31 m. SE of Hartford. Pop. 974.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • 1875 - The Chester library had its inception in 1875

    chesterct.org

  • 1895 - Chester
    Chester, a post-village of Middlesex co, Conn. 32 miles by rail S.S.E. of Hartford, and 18 miles S.E. of Middletown. It has 2 churches, a...Read MORE...


  • Chester, Connecticut, USA
    Cedar Lake, Chester, Conn.
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  • Chester, Connecticut, USA
    Catholic Church and Parsonage
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  • 1916
    Chester, a banking post-village and township (town) of Middlesex co., Conn., 32 miles by rail SSE. of Hartford. It has manufactures of ivory and bone ...Read MORE...




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Oldest House in Chester, Conn. Built in 1649.
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  • 1692 - Originally known as Pattaconk Quarter, Chester was settled in 1692.

    www.visit-chester.com/ chester/ history.html
  • 1769 - Jonathan Warner was granted permission to operate a ferry across the Connecticut River that became the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, the second-oldest continuously operating ferry service in Connecticut.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ chester/
  • 1836 - (Chester, CT) - The town was formed from the northern quarter of Saybrook and incorporated in 1836.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ chester/
  • 1836 - Chester
    CHESTER, formerly a parish of that name in Saybrook, was incorporated as a town in 1836. Jonah Dibble, from Haddarn, appears to have been the first... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Chester
    Chester, a post-township of Middlesex county, Connecticut, on the W. side of Connecticut river, about 20 miles N. E. by E. from New Haven.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    CHESTER, a township of Middlesex co., in the state of Connecticut, 31 m. SE of Hartford. Pop. 974.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1875 - The Chester library had its inception in 1875

    chesterct.org
  • 1895 - Chester
    Chester, a post-village of Middlesex co, Conn. 32 miles by rail S.S.E. of Hartford, and 18 miles S.E. of Middletown. It has 2 churches, a... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Chester, a banking post-village and township (town) of Middlesex co., Conn., 32 miles by rail SSE. of Hartford. It has manufactures of ivory and bone ... Read MORE...

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