South Carolina: Chester County

Chester County (pop. 33,140) is west of Lancaster County. It’s one of three Chester counties in the U.S.; the others are in Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

The county seat is Chester (pop. 5,607), sometimes known as “The Little City on the Big Hill.”

Downtown Chester

The Chester County Courthouse was built in 1852.

On the National Register of Historic Places

The Chester City Hall was built in 1890. It formerly had an opera house on the third floor.

A 1929 fire destroyed the opera house.

The former Powell Theater (1937) is now the Chester Little Theater.

The town of Great Falls (pop. 1,979) hosts an annual Flopeye Fish Festival.

Richburg (pop. 332) was the hometown of Marty Marion (1916-2011), All-Star shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals and later manager of the Chicago White Sox.

The 1944 National League MVP


sc counties working