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Chester County Library (S. Lewis Bell Local History Room)

100 Center St.
Chester, SC 29706
Phone:
(803) 377-8145

A great place to start or continue research on both genealogical and historic topics. Holdings include the Jean C. Agee collection of family genealogical materials for the Chester County area and the most complete collection of Chester newspapers on microfilm. Assistance is also available via phone. Also contains a list of known Confederate soldiers from Chester County, books listing Civil War era P.O.W.s and post war pardon applications, as well as other information of of interest. This facility's major focus for genealogical research is Chester and surrounding counties. The library and the local history room are open Monday-Friday: 10 am-6 pm (staffed) and 5 pm-7 pm (un-staffed). Also on Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm (un-staffed). No paid researchers. Ancestry.com is available. Located at the top of the hill across from City Hall.