Genealogy in Cheraw

Since Cheraw is one of South Carolina's oldest towns, many visitors come to Cheraw to trace their family roots and visit the “ancestral home.” Unfortunately, General Sherman's troops burned the Chesterfield County Courthouse so research can be challenging. Cheraw information may be found in the following places:

Matheson Library227 Huger Street, Cheraw
The Matheson Library has an excellent local history room to help you dive deep into the Town's history.

Chesterfield County Library119 West Main Street, Chesterfield

Chesterfield County Courthouse200 West Main, Chesterfield

Chesterfield County Genealogical Library2249 Main Street, Chesterfield
(843)623-2244 (always call first) Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The “Old Cheraws” judicial district covered three counties, so information may be found in several other places including Marlboro County Library in Bennettsville, Darlington County Historical Commission in Darlington, and Hartsville Genealogical Research Library in Hartsville.