Chester, Illinois - Home of Popeye
 

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History of Chester 

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~ Chester is “The Home of Popeye” and creator Elzie C. Segar
~ Chester’s population is 8,586 as of the 2010 Census ~ Chester is 670 feet above sea level ~ Chester is approximately 10 Square miles
~ Chester is on the National Scenic Byway Great River Road and sits atop the bluffs overlooking the beautiful mighty Mississippi River
~ Chester’s Evergreen Cemetery is the burial place of Illinois’ first Governor, Shadrach Bond
~ Chester has the only bridge across the Mississippi between St. Louis, Missouri and Cape Girardeau, Missouri
~ Chester is the county seat of Randolph County, Illinois
~ Chester is the location of  Menard Correctional Center which was established in 1878 and is the second oldest prison in Illinois
~ Chester is also the location of Chester Mental Health Center

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