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Our Genealogy Helper for Cheraw ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Cheraw (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Cheraw. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Cheraw is located in Chesterfield County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chesterfield County: Anson (NC), Richmond (NC), Union (NC), Darlington, Kershaw, Lancaster & Marlboro.

Below are the counties that are near Cheraw. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cheraw:

  • Chesterfield County     (The home county of Cheraw)
    • Patrick [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Chesterfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patrick<2>
    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<2>
    • Ruby [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Chesterfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<2>
    • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Croghan
      • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Croghan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Croghan<2>
    • Angelus [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelus
      • Angelus [Chesterfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angelus
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<2>
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<2>
    • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pageland
      • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pageland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<2>
    • White Plains [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Chesterfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
  • Darlington County
    • Society Hill [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Darlington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Society Hill<2>
    • Mont Clare [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Clare
      • Mont Clare [Darlington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Clare
    • North Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hartsville
      • North Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hartsville
    • Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<2>
    • Prestwood Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestwood Village
      • Prestwood Village [Darlington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prestwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Darlington [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Darlington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<2>
    • Pine Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Village
      • Pine Village [Darlington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Village
    • Palmetto [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmetto
      • Palmetto [Darlington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmetto
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Lamar [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<2>
  • Dillon County
    • Minturn [Dillon County]
    • Little Rock [Dillon County]
    • Dillon [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
      • Dillon [Dillon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<2>
    • Hamer [Dillon County]
    • Latta [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latta
      • Latta [Dillon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latta<2>
    • Floydale [Dillon County]
  • Florence County
    • Quinby [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinby
      • Quinby [Florence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinby<2>
    • Florence [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Florence County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,467 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
    • Timmonsville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timmonsville
      • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<2>
  • Kershaw County
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<2>
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<2>
  • Lee County
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishopville
      • Bishopville [Lee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishopville<2>
  • Marion County
    • Sellers [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<2>
  • Marlboro County
    • Wallace [Marlboro County]
    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennettsville
      • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennettsville<2>
    • Tatum [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tatum
      • Tatum [Marlboro County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tatum<2>
    • Blenheim [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blenheim
      • Blenheim [Marlboro County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blenheim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blenheim<2>
    • McColl [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McColl
      • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McColl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McColl<2>
    • Drake [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
      • Drake [Marlboro County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<2>
    • Brownsville [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Marlboro County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
  • Anson County (NC)
    • McFarlan [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarlan
      • McFarlan [Anson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarlan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarlan
    • Morven [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morven
      • Morven [Anson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morven
    • Lilesville [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilesville
      • Lilesville [Anson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lilesville<2>
    • Wadesboro [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadesboro
      • Wadesboro [Anson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadesboro<2>
    • Mineral Springs [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Anson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Polkton [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkton
      • Polkton [Anson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkton
    • Peachland [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachland
      • Peachland [Anson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peachland<2>
    • Sugar Town [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Town
      • Sugar Town [Anson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Town
    • Ansonville [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansonville
      • Ansonville [Anson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 586 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansonville
  • Montgomery County (NC)
    • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gilead
      • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gilead
  • Moore County (NC)
    • Foxfire [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxfire
      • Foxfire [Moore County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxfire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxfire
    • Pinebluff [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebluff
      • Pinebluff [Moore County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinebluff<2>
    • Aberdeen [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Moore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<2>
  • Richmond County (NC)
    • Cordova [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Richmond County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cordova have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
    • East Rockingham [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Rockingham
      • East Rockingham [Richmond County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Rockingham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Rockingham
    • New Town [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Richmond County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Yates Hill [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates Hill
      • Yates Hill [Richmond County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates Hill
    • Hamlet [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Richmond County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlet<2>
    • Honey Town [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Town
      • Honey Town [Richmond County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Town
    • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobbins Heights
      • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbins Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobbins Heights
    • Rockingham [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockingham
      • Rockingham [Richmond County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,520 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockingham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockingham<2>
    • Steen Town [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steen Town
      • Steen Town [Richmond County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steen Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steen Town
    • Marston [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marston
      • Marston [Richmond County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marston
    • Ellerbe [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellerbe
      • Ellerbe [Richmond County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellerbe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellerbe<2>
    • Hoffman [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman
      • Hoffman [Richmond County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman
    • Norman [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Richmond County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
  • Robeson County (NC)
    • Maxton [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxton
      • Maxton [Robeson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxton<2>
    • Rowland [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowland
      • Rowland [Robeson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowland<2>
    • Pembroke [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Robeson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>
    • Raynham [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynham
      • Raynham [Robeson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynham
  • Scotland County (NC)
    • Gibson [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson
      • Gibson [Scotland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson<2>
    • Laurel Hill [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Scotland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Richmond Mill [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Mill
      • Richmond Mill [Scotland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
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    • Hasty [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hasty
      • Hasty [Scotland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hasty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hasty
    • Laurinburg [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurinburg
      • Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Laurinburg [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Laurinburg
      • East Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Laurinburg
    • Wagram [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagram
      • Wagram [Scotland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagram have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stanly County (NC)
    • Norwood [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
      • Norwood [Stanly County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
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  • Union County (NC)
    • Marshville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshville
      • Marshville [Union County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshville
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    • Wingate [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wingate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wingate<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Cheraw, see our County-by-County Page for Cheraw.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Cheraw ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 99 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cheraw.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Cheraw. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Cheraw and those printed in the larger area surrounding Cheraw.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km] of Cheraw.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Cheraw:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Cheraw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cheraw.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Cheraw covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • St. Davids Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Davids Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Davids Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Davids Cemetery
  • Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens
  • Pleasant Grove UMC Cemetery
  • Montrose Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Montrose Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Montrose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose Cemetery
  • Smithville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smithville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smithville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville Cemetery
  • Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • White Oak Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Oak Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Oak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olivet Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • McQuage Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McQuage Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McQuage Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McQuage Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McQuage Cemetery
    • White Creek FWB Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Creek FWB Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Creek FWB Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • White Creek FWB Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Creek FWB Cemetery
    • Brocks Mill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brocks Mill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brocks Mill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brocks Mill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brocks Mill Cemetery
    • Quick Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Quick Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw.
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    • Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Zoar Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zoar Cemetery
      • Zoar Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zoar Cemetery
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Cheraw had a population of 976 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Cheraw had a population of 5,554 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Cheraw, with the one closest to Cheraw listed first.

  • Cheraw [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheraw
    • Cheraw [Chesterfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 976 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cheraw had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<2>
  • Cash [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
    • Cash [Chesterfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cash had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
  • McFarlan [Anson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarlan
    • McFarlan [Anson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 179 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McFarlan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarlan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarlan
  • Osborne [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborne
    • Osborne [Richmond County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Osborne had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne
  • Society Hill [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
    • Society Hill [Darlington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 510 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Society Hill had a post office and railroad service
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  • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennettsville
    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 978 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bennettsville had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Cairo [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Anson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cairo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Morven [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morven
      • Morven [Anson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 214 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Morven had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morven
    • Newtonville [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtonville
      • Newtonville [Marlboro County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
    • Greenplains [Darlington County] - Historic
      • While Greenplains was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenplains
      • Greenplains [Darlington County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenplains had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenplains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jones Creek [Anson County] - Historic
      • While Jones Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Creek
      • Jones Creek [Anson County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jones Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bay Springs [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Chesterfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bay Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
    • Ruby [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Chesterfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ruby had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<2>
    • Paris [Anson County] - Historic
      • While Paris was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Anson County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paris had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hamlet [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Richmond County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 128 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamlet had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlet<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cheraw. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cheraw.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cheraw ...

While our initial data about Cheraw came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Cheraw in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Cheraw.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Cheraw:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

We have found Cheraw in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Cheraw for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cheraw. See our Misc Page for Cheraw for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Cheraw:

A scheduled stop for the Palmland: From Seaboard Air Line's timetable for the defunct Palmland (train schedule from 1969). The Palmland travelled between Boston (MA) and Camden (SC)

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Chesterfield County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cheraw: www.cheraw.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cheraw) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cheraw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CherawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheraw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6968, Longitude: -79.8912    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cheraw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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