Chester is the county seat of Chester County, west of Interstate 77 in the northern part of South Carolina.
The Town of Chester and Chester County offer a little of everything when it comes to tourism. Whether you enjoy camping, hiking, biking, swimming, hunting, fishing, visiting historic sites, or just plain relaxing, you will find it in Chester County. The county's rural setting is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and there are several places to visit quickly for short day-trips.
The area's historical past traces its roots to before the American Revolution. Several historic battles and skirmishes were fought in and around Chester County.
With a location between the growing metropolitan area of Charlotte, North Carolina (only 30 minutes to the north) and South Carolina's capitol city Columbia to the south (only 40 minutes away), Chester County is ideally situated for growth.