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Welcome to Cheraw ...

The town of Cheraw is located in Chesterfield County<1>.

The pronunciation of Cheraw: 'chuh-RAW' or 'shuh-RAW'<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cheraw has a population of 5,529 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cheraw.

Cheraw is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Cheraw lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cheraw is within the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Cheraw: 29520<5>

Websites for Cheraw ...

Official Website: www.cheraw.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cheraw had an population of 5,529 people. This is a decrease of 5.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cheraw had a population of 5,851 people (which is 12.52% of the total population of Chesterfield County). This makes Cheraw the county's most populous community.

The population of Cheraw represents 0.13% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,851 people, the population of Cheraw increased 5.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,524 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cheraw.

Communities Also Named Cheraw ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Cheraw - they are located in Colorado and Mississippi.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cheraw.

Communities near Cheraw ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cheraw.

  • Rockingham [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockingham
    • Rockingham [Richmond County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockingham<8>
  • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennettsville
    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> 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<8>
  • Hamlet [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
    • Hamlet [Richmond County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> 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<8>
  • McColl [Marlboro County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McColl
    • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> 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<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
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      • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> 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<8>
    • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobbins Heights
      • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobbins Heights
    • Society Hill [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Darlington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Society Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Society Hill<8>
    • Gibson [Scotland County]
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      • Gibson [Scotland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson<8>
    • Lilesville [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilesville
      • Lilesville [Anson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lilesville<8>
    • Morven [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morven
      • Morven [Anson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Cheraw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morven

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cheraw. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cheraw.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cheraw. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cheraw.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cheraw. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cheraw.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cheraw ...

Looking for more information about Cheraw? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cheraw, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cheraw.

Adding Cheraw to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cheraw in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cheraw was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cheraw on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cheraw on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for 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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Chesterfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Cheraw. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cheraw.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cheraw - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Cheraw). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cheraw or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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