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.
Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Bird watchers have a number of wonderful sites to spot feathered friends in our area. The National Wildlife Refuge is particularly well set up for birding. All the Sandhills sites are great places to spot the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and the southern bald eagle as well as over 200 other species of birds. Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge has observation towers, viewing platforms and a photography blind, as well a birding check list, special events and brochures found at the refuge. Near McBee on Highway US 1.
Sand Hills State Forest
Cheraw State Park,
especially along the boardwalk trail and at the headwaters of Lake Juniper.
Lake Paul Wallace,
Bennettsville (water fowl)
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