History of Chester, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names. (Links Added)


Chester (Sanpete) is four miles west of Spring City at the junction of U-11 and U-117. The town was settled by David Candland in the middle 1800s. In the beginning the town was named Canal Creek after the waterway from which the community received its water. Candland then changed the name to Chesterfield after his hometown in England; it was later reduced to Chester. This community is considered the closest to the geographic center of Utah.

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