Chestertown, Maryland

Chestertown: Town in Maryland, United States


Chestertown is a town located in the county of Kent in the U.S. state of Maryland. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,252 and a population density of 698 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,001 inhabitants.

The town was created 318 years ago in 1705.

Chestertown, Maryland is a town in Kent County, Maryland, United States. The population was 5,252 as of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Kent County.

The town is named after Chester and Thomas Towne, two English brothers who founded the settlement. The name "Chestertown" was derived from the Towne family's ancestral home in England.

The first settlers arrived in 1649 but abandoned Chestertown when they were forced to leave by the plague in 1654. The second settlement was founded in 1690 by William Stone.

Chestertown hosts several historical sites dating back to its founding. Among these are Tudor Hall (ca 1720), the oldest house still standing in Chestertown; St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1739); Christ Episcopal Church (1750); Kent County Courthouse (1806); Kent Manor House (ca 1810); and Chesterville Methodist Church (1828).

Chestertown locator map
Location of Chestertown on Maryland map.

Quick Facts about Chestertown

Population : 5,001 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Maryland (United States)
County : Kent County
Postal code : 21620
Area : 7.52 km2
Altitude : 20 feet / 6 meters
Capital city : Chestertown is capital of Kent County
Establishment : January 01, 1706 (318 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 17:51:09 (12th April 2024)
Density : 665 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.02% (2010-2020)
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Chestertown is located at 39°12'32"N 76°3'60"W (39.2090000, -76.0666100).

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According to census records, the population of Chestertown decreased by 5.02% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,252 - census
2011 5,415 3.01% estimation process
2012 5,234 -3.46% estimation process
2013 5,191 -0.83% estimation process
2014 5,156 -0.68% estimation process
2015 5,127 -0.57% estimation process
2016 5,118 -0.18% estimation process
2017 5,071 -0.93% estimation process
2018 5,063 -0.16% estimation process
2019 5,051 -0.24% estimation process
2020 5,001 -1% estimation process

Chestertown zip code is 21620. County name: Kent, County fips: 24029

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People born in Chestertown (22)

People born in Chestertown, including politician John W. Crisfield, politician George Vickers, politician James Lloyd, .


Schools in Chestertown

College & universities near Chestertown, MD

Code Name City ZIP
164216 Washington College Chestertown (MD) 21620-1438

Stations (35)

Amtrak & bus stations near Chestertown, MD

Code Name Address Type
KNT Kent Island, MD 3206 Main Street BUS
ABE Aberdeen 18 East Bel Air Ave. RAIL
ESN Easton Airport, Maryland 29137 Newman Road BUS
DVR Dover, Delaware 716 South Governors Ave BUS
BAL Pennsylvania Station 1515 North Charles Street RAIL

Post offices near Chestertown

Post Office Name City ZIP
Chestertown Post Office Chestertown (MD) 21620

Other cities in Kent County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Kent County , MD.

City Name Population Title
Rock Hall 1,303 Town of the United States
Millington 595 Town in the U.
Galena 574 Town in Maryland
Betterton 311 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Chestertown distances to largest Maryland cities