Chester County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Ann Marie Wheatcraft
610-344-6170
Doug Waegel, Executive Director
(610) 344-5800

Chester County, organized in 1682, is one of Pennsylvania's three original counties, named for Cheshire, England. Many significant events in the founding of our nation occurred in Chester County, among them the Battle of Brandywine, the Paoli Massacre and the Valley Forge encampment.

The county's 73 municipalities occupy the 760 square miles of rolling terrain within its boundaries. Many exceptional farms and estates are located in the county. The 7th largest county in the state by population, the county strives to preserve open space and farmland for future generations.

Chester County

Chester County Facts

Population
433,501
Class
3rd
Founded
1682
County Seat
West Chester, PA
Website
http://dsf.chesco.org/chesco/site/default.asp
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