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 Town Clerk's responsibilities are governed by the State of South Carolina Statutes and local ordinances. The Town Clerk also functions as City Clerk and Clerk of the Common Council. Duties involve maintaining records of land ownership, trade names, maps, cemetery deeds, election records, all city ordinances, minutes and proceedings of all council meetings and commission meetings. The office issues a variety of licenses such as dog licenses and business licenses. The Town Clerk is custodian of the city seal, administers oaths and plays a major role in primaries, elections and referendums.
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