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 sand hills have many wonderful places to ride, camp and show horses. There are also dirt roads available for buggies and wagons. Trail rides and large equestrian events are held throughout the year.
Cheraw State Park
• The 14-mile White Horse Trail connects to the trails in Sand Hills State Forest. Primitive horse camping sites available.
The H. Cooper Black Recreation Area
• in combination with Sandhills State Forest, features over 100 miles of marked trails and sandy roads for riders, a 24 stall horse barn, clubhouse, 2500' tether lines, 26 corrals, a full size arena, and primitive and full service camp sites. Trails include the Pine Barrens Trail, 26 miles; Sugar Loaf Horse Trail, 20 miles; and Pine Barrens Wagon Trail, 27 miles. (843) 378-1555
Sand Hills State Forest, Sugar Loaf Mountain
• Equine camping sites and trails.
H. Cooper Black, Jr. Memorial Field Trial Area is one of the best field trial facilities in the east with trails, 500 dog kennel, barn, arena, camping and group building, and pond test sites. Regional, national and local events are held here throughout the season.
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