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Chester County, South Carolina

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Official Website

Chester County, South Carolina had its beginning in 1750 when the Scots-Irish from Pennsylvania and Virginia made their way into the area, settling on Rocky Creek and Fishing Creek. The County was originally part of Craven County, a large region which encompasses much of the Upcountry of South Carolina. In 1785 the state was divided into 37 judicial districts and Chester County came into existence. The first court in the area was held at Walkers, now known as Lewis Turnout in 1776. The present courthouse in the town of Chester was the third in town and was built in 1852.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Blackstock
  • Chester (County Seat)
  • Edgemoor
  • Eureka Mill
  • Fort Lawn
  • Gayle Mill
  • Great Falls
  • Lando
  • Leeds
  • Lowrys
  • Richburg
  • Wilksburg



SC Plantations

Chester Co. Historical Society

Sumter National Forest (part)

Catholic Presbyterian Church

Chester City Hall & Opera House

Colvin-Fant-Durham Farm

Cornwell Inn

Great Falls Depot

Kumler Hall

Lando School

Landsford Canal

Landsford Plantation House

Lewis Inn

People's Free Library of SC

The James Phinney House