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.
*NEW* – We have a page dedicated to our “Chester Community Foundation”
Chester is the home of Miss Nebraska 2017 – Allison Tietjen, who competed for the Miss America crown on September 10, 2017.
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