Named for the Cheraw Indians, whose main town was nearby, Cheraw began as a small trading post at the head of navigation on the Great Pee Dee River. Joseph and Eli Kershaw were granted a part of what is now Cheraw in 1768, and shortly thereafter laid out the present wide streets and town green. This is now the nucleus of the 213 acre National Register Cheraw Historic District, rich with gardens and parks and the architectural legacy of more than 200 years.
Cheraw is a beautiful place in all seasons. Winter camellias give way to spring azaleas and fall leaves and residents have more time to enjoy their families, friends and outdoor adventures.
The Cheraw Visitors Bureau has many brochures available to help in plan your visit. Want to learn more? Request a Visitor Package for more information about Cheraw, SC and all our beautiful town has to offer.
Located in Chesterfield County, SC, Cheraw is a great place to build your business.
Cheraw, SC a beautiful town - historically and culturally rich and a wonderful place to visit or those who are looking for a new place to call home or start a business.
Come explore Cheraw's historic areas. Self guiding brochures are available for download and at the Lyceum Museum, Old St. David's Church, Town Hall, and the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy the award-winning Historic Cheraw Cell Phone Tour, dine in one of our fine eating establishments or shop in our quaint downtown village or sprawling highway 9. Follow in Dizzy Gillespie's footsteps, kayak on Lake Juniper, hike and bike in the sandhills, or play 18 on an award winning golf course. Enjoy our family-friendly Spring Festival to welcome warmer temperatures or the popular ChristmasFest each December. Plan now to come savor all Cheraw has to offer.
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