County
Chester County
State/Province
Pennsylvania
Country
United States of America

Chester County, Pennsylvania

Summary

Located in southeast Pennsylvania. Bordered on south by Maryland and Delaware and on north by Berks and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania. Established as one of Pennsylvania’s three original counties, 1682. West Chester named county seat, 1784. Population in 1830 about 51,000. Population in 1840 about 58,000. Latter-day Saints missionaries began preaching in area, late 1830s.

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