Chester VT Lodging, Real Estate, Travel & Visitor Information
Chester, Vermont is a town located in Windsor County. Chester, VT was originally a farming and transportation community serving as a rail hub for the region. But, as farms mechanized and trains gave way to trucks, Chester has become a residential community with some farming and environmentally-friendly light manufacturing. Chester has many comfortable and congenial inns, fine restaurants, service oriented shops, and cultural events. The town has more recently developed a tourist industry by maintaining the elegance and charm of a Victorian village and rural countryside, attracting visitors from around the globe. The town has kept a sense of community with well managed town services, quality businesses, and many active churches, clubs, and civic organizations. Chester was originally called Flamstead, one of the first towns to declare independence from the British. Chester is famous for its Stone Village, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stone Village is located along Vermont Route 103 in North Chester, across the Williams River from Chester Center. Many of the houses in Stone Village are made of local granite.
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