Place:Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


NameChester
Alt namesChestersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.117°N 75.867°W
Located inPennsylvania, United States     (1682 - )
Contained Places
Borough
Atglen
Avondale
Downingtown
Elverson
Honey Brook
Kennett Square
Malvern
Modena
Oxford
Parkesburg
Phoenixville
South Coatesville
Spring City
Unionville
West Chester
West Grove
Cemetery
Mount Zion Cemetery
Oakland Friends Cemetery
Census-designated place
Chesterbrook
Devon-Berwyn
Exton
Kenilworth
Lionville-Marchwood
Paoli
Thorndale
Toughkenamon
West Goshen
Inhabited place
Ackworth
Aldham
Altor
Anselma
Bacton
Baker
Barneston
Barnsley
Belvidere
Berwyn
Birchrunville
Birdell
Birmingham
Black Horse
Bondsville
Bradford Hills
Brandamore
Brandywine Manor
Brittains Corner
Brookfield
Brownbacks
Buck Run
Bucktown
Bull Tavern
Burnt Mills
Byers
Caln Meeting House
Caln
Cambridge
Camp Indian Run
Cedar Hollow
Cedar Knoll
Cedarville
Chadds Ford Knoll
Charlestown
Chatham
Chatwood
Chester Springs
Chesterville
Chrome
Church Hill
Clonmell
Coatesville
Cochranville
Cold Spring Park
Compass
Conestoga
Copesville
Corinne
Corner Ketch
Corner Store
Cornog
Cossart
Coventryville
Cromby
Cupola
Daleville
Dampman
Darlington Corners
Devault
Devon
Dilworth Traditional Academy
Doe Run
Dorlan
Dowlin
Duffryn Mawr
Dutton Mill
Eagle
East Nantmeal
Edenton
Elkview
Embreeville
Ercildoun
Fairville
Fern Hill
Fisherville
Five Points
Flaggs Manor
Font
Fontaine
Forestville
Franklin
Frazer
Freemont
Fricks Lock
Gallagherville
Garden
General Warren Village
Glen Hope
Glen Roy
Glenhall
Glenloch
Glenmoore
Glennville
Glenrose
Goosetown
Goshenville
Green Hill
Green Lawn
Green Tree
Grove
Gum Tree
Guthriesville
Hallman
Hamorton
Harmony Hill
Harmonyville
Harveyville
Hayesville
Hayti
Hephzibah
Hershey Mill
Hickory Hill
Hiestand
Hill
Homeville
Hopewell
Howellville
Humphreyville
Icedale
Indian King
Ironsides
Isabella
Jennersville
Kaolin
Kelton
Kemblesville
Kimberton
Kirkland
Knauertown
Knickerbocker
Landenberg
Laurel
Lees Mill
Lees
Lenape
Lenover
Lewis Mills
Lewisville
Lionville
Little Washington
Loag
London Grove
Longwood
Lower Hopewell
Ludwigs Corner
Lyndell
Malins
Maple Grove
Marlboro
Marsh
Marshallton
Martins Corner
Matthews
Mendenhall
Merlin
Milford Mills
Mill Lane
Milltown
Morstein
Mortonville
Mount Vernon
Nantmeal Village
New Centerville
New London
Newlinville
Northbrook
Norway
Nottingham
Oakbourne
Oakland
Oppermans Corner
Paoli Road
Parker Ford
Parkersville
Peacedale
Pennhurst
Perkiomen Junction
Phillipsville
Pikeland
Pine Swamp
Pleasant Grove
Plumsock
Pocopson
Pomeroy Heights
Pomeroy
Porters Mill
Pughtown
Red Lion
Reeceville
Reeds Road
Rennyson
Rock Run
Rocklyn
Rockville
Rocky Hill
Romansville
Rosedale
Russellville
Sadsburyville
Saint Peters
Saverys Mill
Schades Corner
Sconnelltown
Seal
Seven Stars
Sheeder
Ship Road
Siousca
Slonaker
Snowdenville
South Pottstown
Springdell
Springlawn
Springton
Steelville
Stottsville
Strafford
Strickersville
Sugartown
Suplee
Swedesford Road
Talcose
Tanguy
Titlows Corner
Towerville
Trythall
Tweedale
Upland
Upper Octoraro
Uwchland
Valley Forge
Wagontown
Wallace
Warwick
Waterloo Mills
Wawaset
West Pikeland
Westtown
Westwood
Whitehorse
Wickerton
Williams Corner
Willistown
Willowdale
Wilmer
Wilsons Corner
Woodbine
Woodcrest
Woodville
Woodwards Corner
Wyebrooke
Youngsburg
Township
Birmingham (township)
East Bradford
East Brandywine
East Caln
East Coventry
East Fallowfield
East Goshen
East Marlborough ( 1729 - )
East Nantmeal (township)
East Nottingham
East Pikeland
East Vincent
East Whiteland
Easttown
Elk
Franklin (township)
Highland
Honeybrook
Kennett
London Britain
Londonderry
Marlborough ( - 1729 )
Middletown ( 1776 - )
New Garden
Newlin
North Coventry
Ridley ( - 1789 )
Sadsbury
Springfield (township) ( - 1789 )
Thornbury
Tredyffrin
Upper Uwchlan
Uwchlan
Wallace (township)
Warwick (township)
West Bradford
West Brandywine
West Fallowfield
West Goshen (township)
West Marlborough ( 1729 - )
West Nantmeal
West Nottingham
West Pikeland (township)
West Vincent
West Whiteland
Westtown (township)
Willistown (township)
Unknown
Chester Heights
Faggs Manor
Glen Mills
Goshen
Shenkel
The Nottingham Lots
Vincent
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Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 498,886. The county seat is West Chester. Chester County was one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn in 1682. It was named for Chester, England.

Chester County is the highest-income county in Pennsylvania and 24th highest in the nation as measured by median household income (as of 2010). It is part of the Delaware Valley, the metropolitan area of Philadelphia, and is the only county on the Pennsylvania side of the area that does not border Philadelphia. Eastern Chester County is home to many communities that comprise the Main Line western suburbs of Philadelphia, while part of its southernmost portion is considered suburban Wilmington, Delaware, along with southwest Delaware County.

Contents

Timeline

Date Event Source
1682 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1688 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1924 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 27,937
1800 32,093
1810 39,596
1820 44,451
1830 50,910
1840 57,515
1850 66,438
1860 74,578
1870 77,805
1880 83,481
1890 89,377
1900 95,695
1910 109,213
1920 115,120
1930 126,629
1940 135,626
1950 159,141
1960 210,608
1970 278,311
1980 316,660
1990 376,396

Research Tips

External links

www.chesco.org/ Chesco Org
Outstanding guide to Chester County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki)Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
Chester County Genealogy
Chester.pa-rootsExcellent site; wealth of information!
Proprietary Tax Lists of Chester County PA, 1765-1771 Google Books
Chester County GovernmentContains numerous links to genealogically useful data (Deeds, Tax Rolls, etc. Navigation to specific groups of records can be difficult, but there's a wealth of data here. Some data is free, others require subscription.
USGenWeb Archives Scroll down for the Chester County Archives Index. A lot of good information here: Area History ~ Bibles ~ Bios ~ Cemetery ~ Tombtone Images ~ Census ~ Church ~ Court ~ Directories ~ Family History ~ Immigration ~ Land ~ Maps ~ Military ~ News ~ Obituaries ~ School ~ Tax ~ Vitals ~ Wills
Chester Co. Jackson descendantsDNA results page


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