Cheshire is located in the northwest region of England, along the border with Wales. It is an English county that covers 900 square miles. The county capital of Cheshire is Chester.
The name of Cheshire is derived from the name of Chester, which itself comes from the Latin word "castra," meaning "fort" or "camp." The original name of the county was Leganchester. The town of Chester is approximately 209 miles from London. It is an medieval town of 550 buildings enclosed by a sandstone wall. Other towns located in Cheshire include Crewe, Stockport and Birkenhead. Cheshire's highest point is Black Hill, which reaches 1,902 feet above sea level.