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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

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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.

Chester, SC Other Attractions


Carmel United Presbyterian Church

Organized in 1868 by Rev. Samuel Loomis during the Chester Mission, Carmel was a worship center for the students and faculty of Brainerd Institute. It's programs continue to focus on the religious training of African American youth. Call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145)

Chester, SC Churches


The Pinckney Inn

An 18th century victorian home, the Pinckney Inn has a spacious executive suite located in downtown Chester. Suite has living area/bedroom/bathroom & kitchen. Also a smaller suite has bedroom with couch, kitchennete and bath. Weekly &

Chester, SC Businesses

Things to do near Chester, SC

Chester Golf Course

A Russell Breeden designed course, fairly open and flat, but long from the back tees at 6,800 yards. The course features seve...

Villager Motel

Near historic Camden. Coffee shop next door serves breakfast and lunch....

Econo Lodge

We Offer FREE Long Distance (US), FREE Hi-FI Wireless Internet, FREE Deluxe Continental Breakfast, All Rooms with microwave/f...

Dutchman Creek Marina & Campground

Marina. Grill on site. Pets allowed on leash....

Cheraw Theatre On The Green

Historic theater in downtown Cheraw....