Chester, Utah

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Chester
Unincorporated community
Chester is located in Utah
Chester
Chester
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°28′34″N 111°33′47″W / 39.47611°N 111.56306°W / 39.47611; -111.56306Coordinates: 39°28′34″N 111°33′47″W / 39.47611°N 111.56306°W / 39.47611; -111.56306
Country United States
State Utah
County Sanpete
Founded by David Candland
Named for Chesterfield
Elevation[1] 5,515 ft (1,681 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 178
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84623
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1439662[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 188
1890 259 37.8%
1900 270 4.2%
1910 279 3.3%
1920 256 −8.2%
1930 171 −33.2%
1940 192 12.3%
1950 153 −20.3%
2000 178
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Chester is an unincorporated community in Sanpete County, Utah, United States, four miles west of Spring City at the junction of SR-132 and SR-117. The population was 178 at the 2000 census. Chester was founded by David Candland. In the beginning the town was named Canal Creek after the waterway from which the community received its water. Candland then changed the name to Chesterfield after his hometown in England; it was later reduced to Chester.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chester, Utah. Retrieved on May 18, 2011.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 77. ISBN 0-87480-345-4.