Chester Township

Countryside Living

Experience Our

Countryside Living

Established in 1801 and located in beautiful Geauga County Ohio, Chester Township is truly the place for “Countryside Living”.  23.5 square miles of semi-rural living, provides a special place that approximately 10,314 residents call home. Chester Township by nature of its elevation (1,290 feet above sea level) and proximity to Lake Erie, is in the heart of the snow belt.

Heart of the Snow Belt

Chester Township

Chester Township is located in the heart of the snowbelt and is positioned to be one of the Gateways to Geauga County.

Nearby Interstates

  • Route US322 west to I-271 or US322 east into Geauga County
  • Route SR306 north to I-90 and on to Cleveland / Erie PA.
  • Route SR306 south to US422

Cleveland Hopkins Airport
31.5 miles – approximately 40 minutes 

A bit of

Chester Township history


-Thomas Jefferson

Chester Township is part of the “Western Reserve”, so named in September 1786, when Connecticut gave up their Western land holdings but “Reserved” this section. The first settlers came to this area in 1801. The town was early known as Wooster, but in 1816 was changed to Chester by the first settlers, some who came here from Chester, Massachusetts. In 1899 the name was changed to Chesterland for postal reasons.

In February 1811, David Hudson gave six and one-half acres of land on the northeast corner of SR 306 & 322 to the Township. This is now known as Chester Township Park. The land can never be sold and is to be only used as a Public Square, a public parade ground, and for public buildings. In 1917 the trustees at that time notified a resident that he was not allowed to let cows graze on the public square.