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 provides water service to customers throughout Cheraw and some located outside the town limits. The water is taken from the Great Pee Dee River and is processed at the town's 6 MGD plant facility. The Utility Department has 1.8 million gallons of water in elevated storage tanks.
• Out-of-town customer rates are $16.00 for the first 2,000 gallons and $4.42 per 1,000 gallons for everything over the first 2,000.
• In-town customers have a discounted rate of $6.00 for the first 2,000 gallons and only $1.65 per 1,000 gallons for everything over the first 2,000 gallons.
• Industrial water rates are provided for large volume users
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