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Cheraw Civil War Sites

Cheraw Tourism Department, 221 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520, USA

Cheraw was the home of John Inglis, who introduced the resolution that South Carolina secede from the Union. This 18th century river town became a place of refuge and a storehouse of valuables, including an official repository of Confederate gold. In March 1865, Gen. William T. Sherman visited Cheraw with more Union troops than occupied any other South Carolina city. They found it "a pleasant town and an old one with the southern aristocratic bearing." Of particular interest are St. David's Church (ca. 1770), used as a hospital during the Civil War; the cemetery with the earliest known Confederate monument (1867); and the Cheraw Lyceum Museum.


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From I-95 at Florence take U.S. 52 north for 35 miles. The chamber of commerce office is located at 221 Market Street, which is also U.S. 1, U.S. 52, and South Carolina 9.

Visitor Services

Lodging, public rest rooms, information, food, museum, tour. A free historic district tour brochure and keys to St. David's Church and the museum are available from the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce at 221 Market Street.

Regular Events

April, Cheraw Spring Festival features historic home tours, a Confederate encampment and skirmish for the bridge, a period church service, lantern tours, arts, and entertainment.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee



Chamber of Commerce, Monday-Thrusday 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Friday 9:00 A.M.-12:00.



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