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Chester, SC Real Estate

Chester area was established in 1750 by Scot-Irish that migrated from Pennsylvania and Virginia. The actual county was created in 1785 and was one of seven counties that was created out of the old Camden Judicial District. Chester served as a leading trading center for the surrounding farming communities. The area continued to rapidly grow after the development of a railroad system in 1851.

Since the historic downtown city was built, it has had to overcome many things including four large fires and a tornado in 1884. The state, city and many local non-profits have dedicated time and resources to revitalize the downtown area of historic Chester.

Chester today is a small rural city that is full of history and is a growing agricultural region in South Carolina. There are roughly 6,000 people who call the town of Chester home according to the most recent census.


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Crystal – Terri and I enjoyed meeting you today. Your attention to the sale of our condo was fantastic. We wouldn’t think of doing business with anyone but the Cooley Group in the future. Thanks for all your help! Mike & Terri
Mike & Terri