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.
Choosing to live in Cheraw means choosing a neighborhood with a variety of great options. Some of the Cheraw's neighborhoods are located within an easy walk or a short drive to downtown and feature a great mix of housing styles to appeal to families, empty-nesters and first-time homebuyers alike. Whether you are looking for a classic American neighborhood with sidewalks along tree-lined streets or a home in one of Cheraw's more rural settings, housing options range from traditional two-story homes to more modern ranch designs.
When consulting with a local realtor, you may want to consider one of these areas to visit: • Historic Downtown • State Road • Huckleberry Park • Parkside • Country Club Acres • Deerfield • Bridlewood • Chatham Lake • Chatham Trace • Cattle Ridge • WestBrook • Windsor Park • Sherwood Forest • Hillcrest • Country Acres. Click here for a list of realtors.
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