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.
About 25 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, this home, at 226 Third Street, was built. Possibly Cheraw's third oldest house, this was once the residence of John Inglis, chairman of the committee that drew up the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession and Chancellor of South Carolina during the War Between the States. Commonly called a "Charleston Box", the original home consisted of two rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs with the only stairway being outside. A long hall leading to the kitchen and a wing to accommodate a doctor's office were added later. Many of the boards in the home are held together with large wooden pegs, and several windows still have hand-blown glass panes.
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