Thursday August 17, 2017

Enjoy this “Virtual Tour” of Chester Township and see the community as we do each day. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make your housing decisions. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to see homes for sale in Chester Township.

A Virtual Tour of Chester Township

Surrounded by Victorian homes and grand estates, Chester Township is a beautiful place to live, hosting many enjoyable community events throughout the year.
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    Publick House

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    Chubb Park

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    Chester Township Grist Mill

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    Chubb Park

More About Chester Township

Chester Township prides itself on the country-like atmosphere of the town. There are operating farms in the area that local residents frequent for fresh produce and other goods. With a good school system and prospering downtown, Chester has become a great place to visit and call home. As a result of the Planning Boards efforts in the late 1950s, Chester Township is a premiere open space repository with many large, exquisite parks.

Town History

Chester Township unified in 1799 after splitting from Roxbury Township. Populated with inns and taverns for herdsmen and nomads, Main Street started to expand as businesses emerged. The Publick House, standing today, was built in 1810 as a classier local spot. The late 1800s saw advances in industry with the opening of a threshing machine manufacturing business, many iron mines and the first steam engine in Morris County. When iron became more easily procured in Minnesota, business drastically decreased and many mines closed. Chesters location at the intersection of 5 major state roads kept travelers returning despite the industrial collapse. As a result, the town survived a depression and became a summer resort area. In the 1920s the Borough of Chester incorporated as a separate municipality. The Borough and Township, while separate, continue to enjoy a close relationship and share schools, fire protection, first aid squad, athletic programs, community pool, and service clubs.

Schools

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Dickerson Pre-SchoolPre-School
Bragg School Elementary
Chester School DistrctElementary
Dickerson SchoolElementary
Black River Middle SchoolMiddle School
West Morris Central High SchoolHigh School
West Morris Mendham High School
Organizations & Activities

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Historic Chester Business Association (HCBA)Civic Organizations
The Fifty Plus Club Of ChesterCivic Organizations
Rotary Club Of Chester-Long ValleyRecreational Facilities
Senior Citizen Transportation ScheduleRecreational Facilities
Phone & E-mail Directory

Click on any e-mail address to send an e-mail

Chester First Aid Squad908.879.5560
Chester Volunteer Fire Department908.879.5116
Library908.879.7612
Municipal Court / Violations908.879.5100
Police Department908.879.5514
Post Office908.879.5095
Public Works908.879.5916