The social security disability attorneys in Chester, NY, at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. would like to share some of the town’s highlights.


The town of Chester is situated in the central region of Orange County in New York. It contains many communities such as Greycourt, Lake Hill Farms, Walton Park, and Glenmere Lake within its 16,128 acres. Black Meadow Creek flows throughout the community.


Dutch and English colonists were the first Europeans to settle in the community during the 1700s. The early economy was fueled by dairy products and continued to boom as the Erie Railroad was completed in 1841. Local farmers shipped their products into the city to fulfill the growing demands.

Within the town is the village of Chester, known for being the birthplace of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Many other brands were produced, including:

  • Clover Brand
  • Cow Brand
  • D’isigny
  • Fromage De Brie
  • Neufchatel
  • Star Brand
  • World Brand

Historical Landmarks

Located just off of Greycourt Avenue is the historic 1915 Erie Railroad Train Station. The first station was constructed in 1841, with its first passenger stop taking place on September 23, 1841. A new station was built in 1915, thanks to the support of Robert Goelet and Richard Delafield. The original station was then moved and used for freight storage. The last train made its stop in 1983, and the tracks were removed by the end of the following year. The station now serves as a museum and offers the local schools and groups tours. The historical society also holds its monthly meetings and annual fundraisers at the site.


The town is home to the Castle Fun Center amusement park. Located on Brookside Avenue, the park has many fun activities for the whole family. Aside from the 10,000 square feet skating rink, these include:

  • go-karts
  • ziplines
  • mini golf
  • driving range and batting cages
  • a laser maze
  • axe throwing
  • so much more


In 2017, the town had 12,140 residents, 3,848 households, and 3,016 families within its borders. This was an increase from the 11,981 residents counted in 2010. The residents belong to a variety of racial groups such as:

  • 76.7% white 
  • 9.8% African American
  • 10.14% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.5% Native American
  • 0.0% Pacific Islander
  • 4.3% Asian
  • 3.2% two or more races

The income median was  $69,280 per household and $75,222 per family. Men averaged an annual income of $53,528, while women averaged $36,673. The community has a mixed workforce with some of the occupations including:

  • 20.13% sales jobs
  • 12.60% office and administrative support roles
  • 10.31% management occupations

Follow along for more fun facts on the greater area: A Quick History of Mechanicstown, NY

Our Local Office

The Chester, NY social security disability attorneys at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., understand how complicated filing for social security can be for workers unable to return to work. Our legal team has years of experience processing claims and appeals. Call today for a no-charge consultation and see how we can help you.

Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.
3 Hatfield Ln #2b,
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 360-9931