Chard is a town in Somerset. It is in the South Somerset District. It is near the border of the county of Devon.
Chard is the birthplace of aviation. It was in Chard, during 1848, that John Stringfellow (1799 - 1883), first demonstrated that powered flight was possible.
In 1685, Chard was one of the towns in which Judge Jefferies held some of the Bloody Assizes after the failure of the Monmouth Rebellion. He stayed in The Choughs, a public house in Chard.