Place:Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

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NameChester
Alt namesChester Stationsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001055
Murrayfieldsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates42.267°N 72.967°W
Located inHampden, Massachusetts, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Chester Center Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Chester is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, situated in the western part of the state. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts metropolitan statistical area. The town includes the Chester Factory Village Historic District. The total population was 1,337 in the 2010 census.

History

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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. The Western Railroad (later Boston & Albany Railroad) opened to Chester on May 24, 1841.

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