• Town of Chesterton

    • Government
    1490 Broadway
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 926-1641
    (219) 926-7626 (fax)
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri:
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    About Us

    The town of Chesterton is located in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana and is about 50 miles southeast of Chicago, close to the southern shore of Lake Michigan and the sand hills known as read more
    • About

      The town of Chesterton is located in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana and is about 50 miles southeast of Chicago, close to the southern shore of Lake Michigan and the sand hills known as the Indiana Dunes.

      Chesterton, Indiana was established in 1852, yet was not referred to as Chesterton until 1869. According to the 2010 census, the community has grown to 13,068 residents that have a median age of 37.8 years. The town's close proximity to Chicago and transportation infrastructure has significantly contributed to the town's development. The close-knit community has attracted tourists with its small town charm, unique annual festivals, proximity to Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes, and more.

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    • Whom to Contact

      • Dave Cincoski
        Police chief
      • Sharon Darnell
        Town Council Representative
      • Emerson Delaney
        Town Council Representative
      • Bernie Doyle
        Town Manager
      • John Jarka
        Fire Chief
      • Lloyd Kittredge
        Town Council Representative
      • Stephanie Kuziela
        Clerk Treasurer
      • Bruce Mathias
        Park Superintendent
      • Mark O'Dell
        Town Engineer
      • John Schnadenberg
        Street Commissioner
      • Hilary Thomas-Peterson
        Park Administrator
      • James Ton
        Town Council Representative
      • Nick Walding
        Town Council Rep
      • Nate Williams
        Deputy Fire Chief
    • Directions

      From I-94, take exit 26A to Chesterton; from the I-80/90 Tollroad, take exit 31 to Chesterton

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