Chestertown, New York

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Chestertown
hamlet & CDP
Chestertown NY Montage 1.jpg
Chestertown is located in New York Adirondack Park
Chestertown
Chestertown
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°39′09″N 073°48′03″W / 43.65250°N 73.80083°W / 43.65250; -73.80083Coordinates: 43°39′09″N 073°48′03″W / 43.65250°N 73.80083°W / 43.65250; -73.80083[1]
Country United States
State New York
County Warren County
Town Town of Chester
Area (2010 Census)[2]
 • Total 3.856 sq mi (9.99 km2)
 • Land 3.843 sq mi (9.95 km2)
 • Water 0.013 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[1] 843 ft (257 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 677
 • Density 175.6/sq mi (67.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code[4] 12817
Area code 518
FIPS code[2][5] 36-15363
GNIS feature ID[5] 946543

Chestertown is a hamlet of the Town of Chester, in Warren County, New York, United States. It is located by the junction of Route 8 and U.S. Route 9, in the Adirondack Mountains. The population was 677 at the 2010 census, which lists the community as a census-designated place.[3]

History

The community was founded in 1799 by New Englanders who built mills along its creeks. The first settlement was established around 1790 and was called Chester Four Corners.

The Chestertown Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[6]

Geography

Chestertown is located at 43°39′09″N 073°48′03″W / 43.65250°N 73.80083°W / 43.65250; -73.80083 (43.6525664, -73.8009597) and its elevation is 896 feet (273 m).[1] The ZIP code is 12817[4] and it is in the Eastern Time Zone. The nearest city is Glens Falls.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Chestertown has a total area of 3.856 square miles (9.99 km2), of which 3.843 square miles (9.95 km2) is land and 0.013 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Education

Children from Chestertown, along with children from the neighboring communities of Adirondack, Brant Lake and Pottersville, attend North Warren Central School.

Community and economy

The old school in the center of the village was transformed into the community center, with public library, town hall and Sheriff's office. There are also a theater and a medical center in the town. Main Street (U.S. Route 9) is lined with many stores, including Glens Falls National Bank. There are several hotels in the area.

The town has one public beach at Loon Lake.

Peckham Materials Corp., a manufacturer of asphalt and crushed stone, operates a large quarry at the southern end of the town.

Lincoln Logs Ltd., a manufacturer of log, timber, and cedar homes, operates a large mill near the junction of Route 8 and U.S. Route 9.

Religion

There are three churches in the center of Chestertown: the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of the St. Isaac Jogues Parish Community, the Community United Methodist Church, and the Faith Bible Church. There are also many other churches in the area.

Lakes

There are three lakes in Chestertown, Friends Lake, Loon Lake and Forest Lake. Friends and Loon Lakes are surrronded by vacation homes. Forest Lake is privately owned by Forest Lake Camp - a traditional overnight summer camp since 1926.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "Chestertown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Places: New York". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 13, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data: Chestertown CDP, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Post Offices By County: Warren County, New York". United States Postal Service. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: New York". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on October 19, 2006. 
  6. ^ National Park Service (March 13, 2009). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

External links

  • Town of Chester, NY
  • North Warren Chamber of Commerce
  • Adirondack Northway Towns
  • North Warren Central School


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