Place:Chester, South Carolina, United States

NameChester
Alt namesChester (district)source: from redirect
Chester Countysource: 1785 original name
Chester Districtsource: 1800-1868 name ; USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45031528
TypeCounty, District
Coordinates34.683°N 81.133°W
Located inSouth Carolina, United States     (1785 - )
Also located inCamden (district), South Carolina, United States     (1785 - 1800)
See alsoCraven, South Carolina, United Statespre 1769 Parent
Camden (district), South Carolina, United States1769-1785 Parent

1785 - Chester County is created within the "overarching" judicial district of Camden in South Carolina.

In 1800, Camden District is abolished and Chester County becomes known as Chester District.

In 1868, the term "district" is abolished and Chester District becomes known as Chester County again.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1785 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1785 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1787 Probate 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
1800 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Birth 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 6,866
1800 8,185
1810 11,479
1820 14,189
1830 17,182
1840 17,747
1850 18,038
1860 18,122
1870 18,805
1880 24,153
1890 26,660
1900 28,616
1910 29,425
1920 33,389
1930 31,803
1940 32,579
1950 32,597
1960 30,888
1970 29,811
1980 30,148
1990 32,170

Modern Chester

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Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,140. Its county seat is Chester.

Chester County is included in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Chester County, South Carolina. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Research Tips

  • THE CHESTER DISTRICT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, P. O. Box 336, Richburg, South Carolina 29729. Since 1978, the society has publishes THE BULLETIN quarterly in March, June, September and December. The society serves Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York Counties. The society has a number of publications available.
  • 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.
  • www.chestercountysc.com

Resources

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog