Town of Cheraw

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Since Cheraw is one of South Carolina's oldest towns, many visitors come to Cheraw to trace their family roots and visit the “ancestral home.” Unfortunately, General Sherman's troops burned the Chesterfield County Courthouse so research can be challenging. Cheraw information may be found in the following places:

Matheson Library

227 Huger Street, Cheraw
Matheson has a history room with a number of useful books.

Chesterfield County Library

119 West Main Street, Chesterfield

Chesterfield County Courthouse

200 West Main, Chesterfield

Chesterfield County Genealogical Library

2249 Main Street, Chesterfield
(843)623-2244 (always call first) Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The “Old Cheraws” judicial district covered three counties, so information may be found in several other places including Marlboro County Library in Bennettsville, Darlington County Historical Commission in Darlington, and Hartsville Genealogical Research Library in Hartsville.