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Chester, South Carolina

  • EL Bethel UMC

    This church and cemetery dates to before the Civil War. Please call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions and more information. The Chester County Cemetery...
    EL Bethel UMC
  • Catholic Presbyterian

    Founded 1759, oldest standing church in the county. Please call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions and more information. The Chester County Cemetery surv...
    Catholic Presbyterian
  • Gethsemane Baptist

    Founded 1852, cemetery, first African-American congregation in the county....
    Gethsemane Baptist
  • Mt. Prospect Methodist

    Built c. 1851, this church still has an intact slave gallery. Call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions or for more information. The Chester County Cemeter...
    Mt. Prospect Methodist
  • Chester First Baptist

    First church founded in the city of Chester in 1836. Please call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions and more information. The Chester County Cemetery su...
    Chester First Baptist
  • Bethlehem Baptist

    Predates the Civil War, cemetery. Call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions and more information....
    Bethlehem Baptist
  • Black Rock Baptist

    Founded in 1853 by the Rev. Leroy Featherstone. Call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions and more information. The Chester County Cemetery survey needs yo...
    Black Rock Baptist
  • Bethel UMC

    Founded in 1837 and built in 1898. Please call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions and more information. The Chester County Cemetery survey needs your hel...
    Bethel UMC
  • Chestnut Grove Ame Zion

    Only African-American Spanish-American War Veteran's grave in the country. Please call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions and more information....
    Chestnut Grove Ame Zion
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    The News & Reporter
  • Chester County Hospital

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    Chester County Hospital
  • Fishdam Ford

    Fishdam Ford was the site of the battle on November 9, 1780, in which Gen. Thomas Sumter's men repelled a night assault by Maj. James Wemyss and the British 63rd Regiment. Gen. Sumter had camped at Fi...
    Fishdam Ford
  • Fishing Creek

    Learning of the disaster at Camden, Patriot Gen. Thomas Sumter pulled his troops northward and camped at Fishing Creek near Great Falls. Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton's mounted troops riding double caugh...
    Fishing Creek
  • Brainerd Institute

    This institute grew out of an 1866 school for freedman. It became Brainerd Institute in 1868 when the Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church in New York appointed Rev. Samuel Loomis to help esta...
    Brainerd Institute

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Mt. Nebo Ame Zion Cemetery

Markers in this cemetery date to 1870. Please call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions and more information.

Chester, SC Cemeteries


Fishing Creek

Learning of the disaster at Camden, Patriot Gen. Thomas Sumter pulled his troops northward and camped at Fishing Creek near Great Falls. Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton's mounted troops riding double caught up with Sumter's men on August 18, 1780

Chester, SC Other Attractions

Things to do near Chester, SC

Fishing Creek

Learning of the disaster at Camden, Patriot Gen. Thomas Sumter pulled his troops northward and camped at Fishing Creek near G...

Pageland Chamber Of Commerce

The Pageland Chamber of Commerce encourages and invites visitors to the Pageland area year-round. Each July, tourists from a...

Cheraw Country Club

Located in the Sandhills of South Carolina, Cheraw Country Club provides golfers an opportunity to enjoy a leisurely round o...

Sand Hills State Forest

Sandhills State Forest has 46,000 acres of forest/wooded area, hiking and nature trails, camping sites, birding, picnic shelt...

Fairfield County Historical Museum

The museum is located in a three-story brick 1830 Federal-style former home and ladies' boarding school run by Catherine Ladd...