a city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)
Chester is the county town of Cheshire, England. It is situated on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, and is one of the best-preserved walled cities in the country. It is the main settlement in the City of Chester local government district.
Among the patriotic anthems sung during the American Revolutionary War, only Yankee Doodle was more popular than William Billings's Chester. Billings wrote the first version of the song for his 1770 songbook The New England Psalm Singer, and made improvements for the version in his The Singing Master's Assistant (1778). It is the latter version that is best known today.