City Directories and History: This is a compilation of images provided R&R by the S.C. Dept. of Archives and History which date to the 1992’s. The Chappell’s cotton gin burned in circa 2005. Also click on the History Thread (rt), for additional images as well as images of the Chappell’s Diary buildings in R&R’s Chester County section.
“As a 59 year old African American, I have fond memories of hearing my older family members speak about growing up in this area. My father’s parents last name is Feaster. They grew up on the Darby Farm in Chester and they had other family members who lived on or near the Brattonsville Plantation. My mother’s family last name was Cook. Her grandfather’s last name was George “Pop” Cook. Her mother’s maiden name was Hattie B. Degraffenreid or “Reid”. They all lived on or near the Chappell Farm in the New Zion community. I will definitely share this information with older family members who might recall this location.” Written and contributed by Ray S. Feaster – 2015
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CHAPPELL IMAGE GALLERY: Courtesy of the Chappell – Neely Collection, 2017
PRESERVING THE STORE – 2019
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