The Village of Chester, New York was incorporated in 1892 and is located in Orange County, approximately 60 miles north of New York City.

At the center of a dairy industry, the village claims to be the birthplace of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Other brands produced in Chester were Clover Brand, Cow Brand, D’isigny, Fromage De Brie, Neufchatel, Star Brand and World Brand.

The village of Chester is considered Downtown Historic Chester where the Heritage Rail Trail begins at the site of the former Erie Railroad train station.

Links to Additional Information

Village of Chester

Chester Area School Information

School NameCityGrade RangeRating
Chester Academy Middle High School
Chester Elementary School

Chester Image Gallery