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The town of Chester is a small community in the north central part of Montana. It is located on Hwy 2 halfway between Havre to the east and Shelby to the west. The picturesque Sweetgrass Hills lie to the north between Chester and the Canadian border. The town has approximately 850 residents and serves as the county seat for Liberty County.
Chester began as a watering and coal loading station for the Great Northern Railroad steam engines around 1891. But the town didn't really take off until the homesteaders began flocking to the area a few years later. The name "Chester" was chosen by the first telegraph operator here and named in honor of his hometown in Pennsylvania. In 1910 the town incorporated.