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.
Do you believe in ghosts? This Greene Street home, noted for many years as "The Brown House" due to its unpainted exterior, has had some eerie happenings reported throughout the years. On more than one occasion, former residents have given accounts of the front porch furniture mysteriously moving across the floor without a soul in sight. This classic upcountry farmhouse, constructed in the early 1800's, is one of Cheraw's oldest residences. Originally built as a one-story four-room cottage, when the second floor was added, the stairs descended to the back porch rather than the front hall. For much of its' 200-year plus history, the home was owned by the Harrington and Duvall family and was passed from generation to generation. This home is included in the 213-acre National Register Cheraw Historic District.
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