Cheraw | Palmetto Places

Take a stroll through the streets of Cheraw and experience why it's been called "The Prettiest Town in Dixie." Walk the town laid out in 1768. Visit Old St. David's Church, which was occupied by four different armies. Go back in time as you hear stories about steamboats, and meet Norman Powe, Dizzy Gillespie's lifelong friend.

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Cheraw, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places
Cheraw, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places


In 1865, the community of Cheraw unwillingly played host to General William T. Sherman’s Union troops. Miraculously, the town was unharmed. Today, the Cheraw State Park is South Carolina’s oldest...