Chester is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. The population was 17,890 at the 2000 census.
Chester's original "downtown" was a stop on the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad. The Chester Station was the scene of a battle during the American Civil War. Chester today is a bedroom community along State Route 10. Recent commercial development in Chester has emerged at the sprawling intersection of SR 10 and U.S. Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) near the on-ramp to Interstate 95. Wrexham Hall is said to be haunted by the "Lady in Red", probably one of the most famous spirits in Chester. The area was damaged by Hurricane Isabel in 2003.
Chester is located at 37°21′12″N 77°26′9″W / 37.35333°N 77.43583°W / 37.35333; -77.43583 (37.353449, -77.435767).