Place:Chester, Morris, New Jersey, United States

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NameChester
Alt namesBlack Riversource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34001241
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.786°N 74.693°W
Located inMorris, New Jersey, United States
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Chester is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,649,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 14 (+0.9%) from the 1,635 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 421 (+34.7%) from the 1,214 counted in the 1990 Census.

Chester Township was established as a separate political entity on April 1, 1799, including the area of both the Township and the downtown settlement which came to be the Borough. The Borough of Chester was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 3, 1930, based on the results of a referendum held on April 25, 1930, and is today a separate municipality surrounded entirely by Chester Township.

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