Farm houses and pioneer buildings of an
old Mormon community have been preserved
at Chesterfield, 16 miles north of here.
Located in 1879 by a Mormon bishop, Chesterfield
offered a good opportunity to farmers from
Utah, which then was becoming overcrowded.
Within two years, a group of settlers helped
construct a nearby railroad that made their town
grow to more than 400 people. Chesterfield
thrived for more than a generation before
new trends in farming and transportation
led to its decline.