The county of Chester is located in and was founded in 1785. There are 33,140 residents in Chester who have access to courthouses in Chester, Fort Lawn, Great Falls, Richburg. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 5,607 residents in Chester, which is 3.1 square miles and 535ft above sea level.
There are 1,979 residents in Great Falls, which is 4.4 square miles and 489ft above sea level.
There are 275 residents in Richburg, which is 0.8 square miles and 584ft above sea level.