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.
(12 miles) The Chesterfield Visitors Center in the Victorian courthouse on Main Street has a small museum, art displays and genealogy library. Call ahead before visiting: 843.623.9673 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Closed Wednesday & Sunday.
Society Hill, SC
(13 miles South) There are brochures available at the Cheraw Chamber guiding you to this town's charming historic district.
(15 miles) Marlboro County Museum complex, Lake Paul Wallace, and a fine historic district.
(17 miles) Visit the National Railroad Museum and the restored National Register of Historic Places train station.
(20 miles) - Anson County Historical Society museums
(30 miles south) Home of "The Track To Tough To Tame". The Darlington International Raceway is the home of NASCAR racing and a racing museum. The town also has several historic districts and an interesting mural on the square. Pick up information at the Chamber of Commerce located on the southwest corner of the Public Square.
(30 miles) historic districts, Kalmia Gardens, Coker College, the Hartsville Museum, and canoeing on Back Creek. Information is available at the Hartsville Chamber at 214 North 5th Street.
(50 miles) Historic Camden, National Steeplechase Museum, historic districts and antique shops.
Southern Pines/Pinehurst, NC
(55 miles) golf, shopping, and historic areas
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