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.
The Cheraw Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The boundaries include approximately 35 blocks in the historic residential and commercial areas of town. The preservation and protection of the Cheraw Historic District has always been important to the community. The Cheraw Appearance Commission was formed in 1982 to oversee new construction, demolition and rehabilitation in the district. If you own a home or business located within the historic district and expect to make changes to the property please let us assist you with the approval process.
The Community Development Department at (843) 537-8400.
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