Chester is a Delaware River cruise port in Pennsylvania USA. Chester City is located between Philadelphia and Wilmington. The town covers a total area of approx 16 km2 (6 ml2) and has population around 35,000.
- The Swedes were the first Europeans in the region. They named their settlement (future Chester) "Finlandia" (Latin for Finland), then "Upland" and in 1641 built Fort Mecoponacka to protect the settlement.
- Chester is among the numerous sites that claim to be the birthplace of hoagie sandwich. It is also popular as the "Cradle of Rock 'n Roll" as Bill Haley & His Comets performed for the first time and maintained their headquarters here.
- The following points of interest are listed on the USA's National Register of Historic Places for Chester: Courthouse, Delaware County National Bank, Waterside Station (Philadelphia Electric Company), William Penn Landing Site, Second Street Bridge, Old Main and Chemistry Building.
- Chester City began losing its automobile manufacturing and shipyard jobs as early as the 1960s. This resulted in significant decrease in population (halved in 50 years) - from more than 66,000 (1950) to less than 34,000 (2010). Crime and poverty rose as the city declined. The Pennsylvania state designated Chester as financially distressed municipality in 1995.
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