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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chester, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Chester County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Chester County, SC (42) Fairfield County, SC (34) Lancaster County, SC (56) Union County, SC (41) York County, SC (144)  ChesterCounty(42) Chester County (42)  FairfieldCounty(34) Fairfield County (34)  LancasterCounty(56) Lancaster County (56)  UnionCounty(41) Union County (41)  YorkCounty(144) York County (144)
Chester is the county seat for Chester County
Chester is in Chester County
      Chester County (42)  
ADJACENT TO CHESTER COUNTY
      Fairfield County (34)  
      Lancaster County (56)  
      Union County (41)  
      York County (144)  
 
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1South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Aaron Burr Rock
In 1806 Aaron Burr, while passing through Chester a prisoner, dismounted on this rock and appealed in vain to the citizens for help.Map (db m14273) HM
2South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Blaser Building (1871-1874)
The following jewelry stores have occupied the lower floor of this building; Brandts, Robinsons, Royals, & Runyans. The original clock tower has been removed. From 1820 to 1853, two courthouses (one wooden & one rock) stood in front. The town . . . Map (db m94952) HM
3South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — 12-10 — Brainerd Institute
This institute grew out of an 1866 school for freedmen; it became Brainerd Institute in 1868 when the Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church in New York appointed Rev. Samuel Loomis to help establish churches and schools among the blacks near . . . Map (db m14280) HM
4South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Chester Confederate Monument
[South Side] C.S.A. This monument guards the memory of the men of Chester District who obeying the call of their state died for the Confederate cause. U.D.C. Time may crumble this marble into dust but time can not dim their . . . Map (db m14269) WM
5South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — 12-9 — Chester County Courthouse
This courthouse, built in 1852, was designed by Edward Brickell White (1802-1888) of Charleston, whose work was greatly influenced by Robert Mills. Additions by Alfred D. Gilchrist of Rock Hill in 1896 and 1928 included three-story rear wings and a . . . Map (db m14276) HM
6South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Chester County Courthouse (1825-1855)
Chester County's fifth courthouse replaced three others in the city & the first courthouse was located (1785-1791) at John Walker's House in the Lewis Community. In 1928, the 3-story rear wings were added, & in 1975 interior renovation[s] . . . Map (db m94944) HM
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7South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Chester Hotel Building (1866-1876)
The chief hotel, was in operation as early as 1835 & stood on this site. Other hotels have been located here. Portions of this building date as early as 1854.Map (db m94951) HM
8South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Chester Lodge World War II Marker1941-1945
Proudly we pay tribute to the members of our organization who answered the call to the colors in World War II Jake S. Colvin, Jr. T.W. Barrett, Horace R. Harris Charles M. Bell, Robert R. Ritchie John A. Crosby, Dewey O. Snead . . . Map (db m94954) WM
9South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Chester State Park
About Chester State Park Chester State Park has been a local haven for retreat and recreation since it was built by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s during the Great Depression. Nestled in 523 secluded acres . . . Map (db m94827) HM
10South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Colonel Robert Patton1737-1807 — Revolutionary War Soldier and Patriot —
SC Militia under General Thomas Sumter Justice of the Peace Tax Inquirer & Collector Member Committee of Elections Member, 1st & 2nd Provincial Congresses Member, General AssembliesMap (db m13767) HM
11South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863Parrott Rifle Property of the Chester County Historical Society
This War Between the States era cannon is one of four similar cannon discovered February 1986, on the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, S.C. All four cannon were spiked with shells and each had the trunnions and cascabel knobs broken . . . Map (db m94942) HM
12South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863Parrott Rifle Property of the Chester County Historical Society
This War Between the States era cannon is one of four similar cannon discovered February 1986, on the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, S.C. All four cannon were spiked with shells and each had the trunnions and cascabel knobs broken . . . Map (db m94946) HM
13South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Davega Building
. . . Map (db m94950) HM
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14South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — 12-7 / 291 — Fishing Creek ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Presbyterian church reportedly est. 1752. Present building, enclosed with brick in 1958, dates from 1785. Cemetery contains pioneer settlers and veterans of many wars.Map (db m121921) HM
15South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Fishing Creek Confederate Monument
In Memory of Our Confederate Dead.Map (db m13796) HM
16South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Fishing Creek Revolutionary / Confederate War Memorial
[Front Side]1775-1781 Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery [List of Names] [Reverse Side] 1861-1865 In Memoriam Confederate Veterans Buried in Fishing Creek Pres. Cemetery [List . . . Map (db m13794) HM
17South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Monument Square
Historic downtown Chester, established as the county seat in 1971, features the Confederate Monument, Cistern, Civil War Cannon, and Aaron Burr Rock landmarks. This area, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, still serves as a hub of . . . Map (db m14267) HM
18South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Original Site of Purity Presbyterian Church
Original Site of Purity Presbyterian Church Organized 1787 Moved to Chesterville 1839 Erected by Old Purity Society 1939Map (db m58902) HM
19South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Reverend John Simpson
[Front Side] In Memory of The Reverend John Simpson 1740-1808 Wife Mary Remer 1743-1812 Minister Educator Soldier Patriot Married 1765- New Jersey Graduated Princeton College with high honors 1768 Studied . . . Map (db m13799) HM
20South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — World War Soldiers
Dedicated November 11, 1932 to the memory of the boys who entered the service of their country from Chester County and who gave their lives in the World War Names on marker front: Robert L. Atkinson Walter Campbell . . . Map (db m14279) HM
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Sep. 29, 2022