Chatham Kent is also home to many historic buildings which are part of an annual ghost tour offered each year at Halloween.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service was formed on September 1, 1998.
Chatham Kent has many historic festivals throughout the year such as the Battle of Longwoods reenactment, which takes place on Labour Day weekend at Fairfield Museum on Longwoods road.
The town was named after the Earl of Chatham, William Pitt (the Elder).
It was built as a naval dockyard, a characteristic shared by Chatham, Kent, England.
The current Municipality of Chatham-Kent was created in 1998 by the merger of Kent County and its municipalities.