Place:Chesterfield, Essex, New York, United States


Located inEssex, New York, United States

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Chesterfield is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. The population was 2,445 at the 2010 census. The name possibly is from a location in New England.

Chesterfield is in the northeasternmost part of the county and is west of Burlington, Vermont (by ferry), south of Plattsburgh, south of Montreal, Quebec, and north of Albany.

The town is entirely inside the Adirondack Park.


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The town was inhabited by various Algonquian groups before the arrival of settlers.

The town was formed in 1802 from part of the town of Willsboro. The early settlers were from the New England area. An ice storm in 1998 damaged the town and the surrounding area.

Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain Fire Observation Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

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