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Country United States
State New York
County Warren County
Town Town of Chester
 (2010 Census)
 • Total 3.856 sq mi (9.99 km2)
 • Land 3.843 sq mi (9.95 km2)
 • Water 0.013 sq mi (0.03 km2)
843 ft (257 m)
 • Total 677
 • Density 175.6/sq mi (67.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code 518 Exchange: 494
FIPS code 36-15363
GNIS feature ID 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.


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.


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). The ZIP code is 12817 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.

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, which operates a large mill near the junction of Route 8 and U.S. Route 9.


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.


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



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

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