About Cheraw, South Carolina
Cheraw ( /t???r??/ ch?-RAW, local /???r??/ sh?-RAW)  is a town on the Pee Dee River in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 5,524 at the 2000 census and center of an urban cluster with a total population of 9,069. It has been nicknamed "The Prettiest Town in Dixie." The harbor tug USS Cheraw was named in the town's honor.