The Mayor

Welcome to one of the prettiest little towns in the South- The Town of Cheraw! O

Picture of Mayor Byrd seated at a podium.

ur beautiful town is located on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River in the heart of the Carolina’s where there is easy travel to the Blue Ridge & Smokey Mountains of North Carolina to the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean of South Carolina.   As your first-time mayor and resident of this beautiful town for 30 years, we extend our greetings of our “Southern Charm” to all residents and visitors where WE do not meet strangers; as we take pride in our southern hospitality.

As Cheravians, we are extremely proud of our well-preserved and maintained town and neighborhoods, education system with our local schools, engaged churches, beautiful and expanding parks, and most importantly our low tax base, and low crime. With a population of around 5,000 people, Cheraw continues to offer both professional and personal growth opportunities that expands through the town, county, state, and national landscape.

Cheraw is also the birth place of legends such as jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie, Hall of Fame Coach Fisher DeBerry(United States Air Force Academy), and multiple professional athletes such as Tom Brewer(Boston Red Sox), Harry Newsome(Pittsburg Steelers/Minnesota Vikings, Dale Hatcher(LA Rams/Miami Dolphins, Ty Gainey(Houston Astros), Andy Hall (Philadelphia Eagles) Cliff Matthews(Atlanta Falcons), & Jaron Brown(Arizona Cardinals/Seattle Seahawks).

Cheraw is also home to a great park system.   Beautiful parks such as Arrowhead Park and Cheraw State Park provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities. Cheraw State Park offers a beautiful park with a state of the art golf course, a beautiful lake, camping, and walking trails to name a few for the ones who love the great outdoors. While Arrowhead offers a variety of recreation opportunities with football, soccer, and baseball fields, along with many other recreational activities such as walking trails and playground facilities.

We will continue to strive to keep the atmosphere of our small town, but with our goals of continuing to grow and expand the opportunities that fulfill the needs of our community and residents. Thank you to our residents of Cheraw for making this your home, and to those who are looking for business opportunities, relocating, secondary home, or just visiting; please consider CHERAW as you will not be disappointed.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve our great town and residents. 


David C. Byrd

David C. Byrd
Town of Cheraw

Mayor's Contact Info720 Quail Drive
Cheraw, SC 29520
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