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.

Learn more about our Community Fund

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

Visit our “Online Museum” full of artifacts from our history.

In December local artist Cindy Chinn hosts the “Chester Christmas Light and Sound Show” – Not showing in 2023, sorry!

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.

Find out more about the Chester Community Club!

Chester is the home of Miss Nebraska 2017 – Allison Tietjen, who competed for the Miss America crown on September 10, 2017.

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

Chester by the Numbers:

Population: 220 (2021 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:

Map of Chester