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Welcome to Cheraw ...
The pronunciation of Cheraw: 'chuh-RAW' or 'shuh-RAW'<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Cheraw, you might consider that their post office opened in 1794.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Cheraw has a population of 5,529 people<3> (see below for details).
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 lies 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 (or 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 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cheraw was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Cheraw in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Cheraw.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Cheraw: www.cheraw.com/
The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Dec 2023