Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 77.
CHESTER DISTRICT, situated in the northern part of South Carolina, between Broad and Catawba rivers. Area, 600 square miles. Face of the country pleasantly diversified by hill and dale; soil of fair quality and well watered. Seat of justice, Chesterville. Pop. in 1820, 11,389; in 1830, 17,182; in 1840 17,747; in 1850, 18,038.