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The picture-perfect little Connecticut riverside village of Chester is nestled in the valley of the Pattaconk Brook. It is charming, scenic, small, and wealthy.



Chester's buildings are of white clapboard, yellow brick, or somber granite, its fences of fieldstone.

Little shops and boutiques line the short main street, along with the general store, the post office, the library, and several good restaurants.

Native American deeds to the land once known as the district of Pattaconk date from the 1660s. Colonial settlers moved to the district from Saybrook in the early 1700s, and by 1836 the town was incorporated as Chester.

During the colonial period Chester was an industrial town, with a gristmill, a sawmill, and shipyards. The Chester-Hadlyme Ferry service across the Connecticut River to Hadlyme was inaugurated in 1769, and continues to this day. More...

There is little to do in Chester except to enjoy the place itself, to stroll its main street, shop for antiques, enjoy a meal in one of its good restaurants, and to ride or walk through the surrounding countryside.

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Chester CT Buildings

Historic buildings in Chester CT, now filled with boutiques and restaurants.

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