There is no county council; local government functions are carried out by four unitary authorities:
Alan Turing lived in Wilmslow, Cheshire. In 1952 Turing's charges of gross indecency were tried at the Cheshire Quarter Sessions in Knutsford. In 2017 Chris Waters gave a keynote talk about his research into male homosexual offences in Cheshire in the 1950s at the Queer Lives Past and Present Conference .
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies holds a collection of records collated by a Heritage Lottery project called 'From Prejudice to Pride'.
- Held at Birkbeck College, London
- A year in the archives 2018' leaflet produced by The National Archives.. The project was run by Body Positive Cheshire and North Wales