43 S Chester Rd, Chester, ME 04457
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Chester is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, first settled in 1823 by Frink Stratton from Albion, Maine. Chester was incorporated on February 26, 1834 from T1 R8 WPR township.
The name was provided by Samuel Chesley, recently of Chester, New Hampshire, indirectly for the English town of the same name.
The post-statehood boom affected this town as many others, and the population grew accordingly with farms and mills occupying the landscape. During the Civil War, the small town sent 32 men to join the Union effort; 11 were lost.
Across the Penobscot River from the mill town of Lincoln, Chester’s small population grew by almost 19 percent in the decade ending in 2000, and maintained its growth through 2010. In 1870 its population was 350, more than in 1970, and more than 500 in 2020.
(North Chester Orchard)
Info provided by Maine, An Encyclopedia
recent highlights to keep you informed
Start off the year with fresh insight into our little town! Planning Board meets the first Tuesday of each month followed by the Selectboard Meeting on the last Tuesday of each month.
Meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 6:30 pm.
Cemetery clean-up update
selectboard meeting minutes
recent meeting minutes from your selectboard
Self Service Forms
Commonly used forms – download, print and complete
Most Recent Town Report
from your selectboard
and town staff
Luke was born and raised in Chester and is currently the town’s First Selectman. Luke’s family continues to reside in Chester and he has dedicated years to serving his community in various ways throughout the years.
Cortney has lived in Chester since 2019 with her two children. She serves as the Municipal Clerk & Registrar of Voters. She volunteers her time within the local recreation department to benefit the kids in the community.