Welcome To Chester Montana!

Chester Montana

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.


For your convenience The Town of Chester offers multiple payment methods to help the general public with social distancing.   Please feel free to drop your payment in the drop box located in the shop door, pay with credit or debit card by visiting  the Town Website, www.chester-montana.com , or mail in your payment to PO Box 644, Chester, MT  59522.  If you have any questions about your bill or want to make a payment over the phone, please call the office at



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Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah is running for mayor of Chester! No really.