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Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Chester is approximately 1649 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 492 (1990), 615 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chester is 3.987 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Chester is 28 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chester to Washington DC is 181 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 39 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chester is positioned 40.78 degrees north of the equator and 74.69 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northern New Jersey
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History & History Related Items

Here is a good history page for Chester.

Once known as Black River, this area was traversed by two Indian tribes, their trails intersecting at "Black River." Chester had been incorporated as a township in 1799. A hundred years later, the township has thrived. Five roads came together in the center of town, the same as the two old Indian trails had converged. The wonderful small town atmosphere has flourished in Chester as the town celebrates its 200th anniversary in 1999.

Chester Historical Village
P.O. Box 320
Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-4814

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The incorporation of Chester



Chester Bicentennial - 1799 to 1999

Morris County Park Commission-New Jersey
Morris County Parks System's website tells about the county parks and gives much information about them and also the commission. - Information and more about Chester New Jersey
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Chester City Government

Chester Township, New Jersey
1 Parker Rd
Chester, NJ 07930-3203
Phone: 908-879-5100

The form of government in Chester changed in 1958 from a township form to a Faulkner Act form, Small Municipality, Plan C. Four Councilmen and a Mayor are all elected at large for three year terms. It is a "strong mayor" type with the mayor taking major administrative duties.

Chester Borough Offices
300 Main St
Chester, NJ 07930-2540
Phone: 908-879-5361

Chester Borough Fire Co
300 Main St
Chester, NJ 07930-2540
Phone: 908-879-5511

Chester Libraries

Chester Library
250 W Main St
Chester, NJ 07930-2406
Phone: 908-879-7612

Chester Schools

West Morris Central High School
Bartley Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930

Chester Superintendent's Office
415 State Route 24
Chester, NJ 07930-2920
Phone: 908-879-7383

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