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Chestertown is a hamlet (unincorporated village) in Warren Countymarker, New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker, in the Adirondack Mountains, in Town of Chestermarker. The population was 2,187 at the 2000 census. The community is located by the junction of Route 8 and U.S. Route 9.


Chestertown is in the heart of Adirondack Mountains, in the Town of Chestermarker. The latitude of Chestertown is 43.652N; the longitude is -73.801W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. The elevation is 843 feet, and the Zip Code is 12817. The nearest city is Glens Fallsmarker.


The community was founded in 1799 by New Englanders who built mills along its creeks. The first settlement was established around 1790 and was called Chester Four Corners.


Children from Chestertown, along with children from the neighboring communities of Adirondack, Brant Lake and Pottersville, attend North Warren Central School.

Culture and Economy

The old school in the center of the village was transformed into the community center, with public library, town hall and Sheriff's office. There are also a theater and a medical center in the town. Main Street (U.S. Route 9) is lined with many stores, including Glens Falls National Bank. There are a lot of hotels in the area.

Town has one public beach at Loon Lakemarker.

Peckham Materials Corp., a manufacturer of asphalt and crushed stone, operates a large quarry at the southern end of the town.

Lincoln Logs Ltd., a manufacturer of log, timber, and cedar homes, operates a large mill near the junction of Route 8 and U.S. Route 9.


There are three churches in the center of Chestertown: the Roman Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist, the Community United Methodist Church, and the Faith Bible Church. There are also many other churches in the area.

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image:Chester Four Corners, Chestertown, NY.JPG|Junction in the town centre called Chester Four Cornersimage:Chestertown NY post office.JPG|Chestertown Post officeimage:Town Hall Chestertown NY.JPG|Town of Chester town hallimage:Church in Chestertown NY.JPG|Catholic Churchimage:Main Street Chestertown NY looking south.JPG|Main Street looking southimage:Chester Inn, Chestertown NY.JPG|Chester Innimage:Main St in Chestertown NY.JPG|Restarurant in Main Stimage:Main St Chestertown NY.jpg|Church in Main St, south of main junction

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