Chesterfield

Chesterfield County is located in Northern South Carolina.

Chesterfield County is located in Northern South Carolina. The economy relies principally on agriculture. Chesterfield serves as its county seat, but Chesterfield County also boasts “The Watermelon Capital of the World”, Pageland, and “The Prettiest Town in Dixie”, Cheraw.

The county was founded in 1785 and named after Lord Chesterfield. However, it remained part of the Cheraws District until 1800. A combination of Welsh, Scotch-Irish, and English settled the area. During the Civil War, Union soldiers occupied the county.

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Dizzy Gillespie, Part 3
Episode 103

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When the opportunity came for a young Dizzy Gillespie to leave Cheraw, he took it. Dizzy moved to Laurinburg, North Carolina, where he went to school at the Laurinburg Institute. While in Laurinburg...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 2
Episode 102

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Dizzy Gillespie was awarded the coveted Handel Medal, which is New York City’s most prestigious arts award. Gillespie is also part of the Newport Jazz Festival Program, and introduced friends and...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 1- Jazz Legend | Profile
Episode 101

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Jazz legend John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. Dizzy Gillespie, Cheraw's claim to fame, filled many musical roles, such as trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer...
Cheraw, Part 4
Episode 4

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Sandlapper Magazine called Cheraw an “ideal, idyllic, picket-fence place.” Several notable homes in Cheraw include the Lafayette home, and the Teacherage, the oldest dwelling in Cheraw, dating back...