Welcome to Chester NE

Welcome to the website for Chester Nebraska.  Here you will find all the information you need to learn about our small village in south central Nebraska.

Chester is the home of Miss Nebraska 2017 – Allison Tietjen, who will be competing for the Miss America crown on September 10, 2017. We’re having a street party on August 12 to celebrate! – More info here.

Each summer, we have a party called Chesterfest – learn more at the Chesterfest.us website!

In December local artist Cindy Chinn hosts the “Chester Christmas Light and Sound Show

Six-man football was developed in 1934 by Stephen Epler in Chester, Nebraska, as an alternative means for small high schools to field a football team during the Great Depression.

Chester is also known as “The Small Town with the Big Heart” due to the sad story of “Little Boy Blue“.

Our town even has its own Health Clinic, which is a satellite clinic of Thayer County Health Services.

No trip to Chester is complete without a visit to Foote’s Cafe for some great home cooking!  Open Monday-Friday 7am to 2pm | Saturday & Sunday 8am to 2pm

Chester by the Numbers:

Population: 232 (2014 Census)
Incorporated on 12/3/1883
Elevation: 1627 feet
Land area: 0.55 square miles.
Time Zone:
Central (CST UTC−6:00 / CDT UTC−5:00)
Zip Code:
68327

Map of Chester