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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York

A sampling of items from the Chester Historical Society’s Collection of Chester history.

The Society maintains a collection of items (photos, manuscripts, books, artifacts, documents, news clippings, etc.) relating to greater Chester community's history.  We are also building a computerized database of this collection, to which items are added every month.   A number of items from the Chester Historical Society collection which have been posted with extensive descriptions on the New York Heritage website at:

Samplings from our collections:








     Banking                              (The Chester National Bank)


     Eateries                                   (Yelverton Inn)





     Fire Dept. & Ambulance Corp

     Historic Markers









     Sugar Loaf


Rail Roads

     Chester’s Erie Stations          (Erie Railroad in Chester)


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(Links to a Google Spreadsheet)