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Chester

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Chester is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, situated in the western part of the state. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts metropolitan statistical area. The town includes the Chester Factory Village Historic District. The total population was 1,337 in the 2010 census.HistoryThe area opened for settlement in the 1750s as Township No. 9, chartered as "Murrayfield" on October 31, 1765. The town was incorporated as "Chester" on February 21, 1783. The Western Railroad (later Boston & Albany Railroad) opened to Chester on May 24, 1841.GeographySet on the eastern edge of the Berkshires, Chester makes up the northwest corner of Hampden County. It is bordered by Huntington on the east, Worthington and Middlefield on the north, Becket on the west, and Blandford on the south. Chester is southeast of Pittsfield, northwest of Springfield, west of Boston, southeast of Albany, New York, and northeast of New York City.
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