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Location of Chester, Ohio
Old Meigs County Courthouse and Chester Academy
The Old Meigs County Courthouse and Chester Academy

Chester is an unincorporated community in central Chester Township, Meigs County, Ohio, United States. It lies along the Shade River at the intersection of State Routes 7 and 248. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 45720.

History

Chester was platted in about 1822 as the original seat of Meigs County. The county seat was removed to Pomeroy in 1841. The Old Meigs County Courthouse still stands in Chester and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A post office has been in operation at Chester since 1823.

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