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Tour of Cheraw, SC

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I was home visiting the family today and thought I'd take some photos so I could show off my hometown to all the UPers.

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First up is Town Hall

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Next is the Market Hall, circa 1836

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Downtown

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The Theatre on the Green

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Public Buildings on the Green (the Cheraw Lyceum and McIver Law Office). They face each other across Market Street on the Town Green.

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Cheraw's most famous son, Dizzy Gillespie

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First Citizens Bank,

when built in 1823, the largest bank outside of Charleston in the state

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The US Post Office next door

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St David's Episcopal Church, circa 1770

The last church to be built under the authority of George III in SC; used as a Revolutionary War hospital and Smallpox infirmary.

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The Confederate Memorial,

the first dedicated to Confederate dead in America, 1867

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Nice pics. Looks like a great little town. I don't care much for the name though :P.

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Part 2

"New St David's Episcopal, circa 1919

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The Lafayette House in the Adam style, an adaptation of the early Classical Revival. Built in 1823, it was the site of a public reception for the Revolutionary War hero General Marquis de Lafayette on his return visit to the United States in 1825.

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McIver House, headquarters of General Sherman on his occupation of Cheraw in April 1865.

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St Peter's Catholic Church, circa 1825

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Matheson Memorial Library, now a residence

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Thanks for viewing my (partial) tour. Had to get back to Charlotte before rush hour.

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Thanks for posting the photos. They are excellent. I always get Cheraw, Chester and Kershaw mixed up, so this reminds me that it is Cheraw that I have not been to.

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Chee-raw looks like a great town :) I have only driven through it a souple of times, and I think there is a bypass, which is very unfortunate. Oh well. Still, thanks for sharing these pictures!

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Great photos and i do have some photos of the town in my archives but these are way better than i could contribute. One of Cheraws best attributes are the neighborhoods outside of downtown along the US 1/US 52 multiplex aka Market Street. I believe back in 2001/2002, revitilization of downtown started but has a ways to go. Eventually, it will be as nice as Bennettsville's downtown.

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Bypasses, ehh.... not really. The TRUCK ROUTES if anything are somewhat bypasses but i never use them because they dont really function like A REAL BYPASS should. Id rather go through the town

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Chee-raw looks like a great town :) I have only driven through it a souple of times, and I think there is a bypass, which is very unfortunate. Oh well. Still, thanks for sharing these pictures!

Isn't I-73 supposed to run by Cheraw?

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Very nice! I love the early architecture, especially the market hall and the first citizens bank. Looks like a town with a lot of character.

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Isn't I-73 supposed to run by Cheraw?

The latest plans, agreed by both NC & SC, is to run I-73 along the NC/SC 38 corridor then hook onto US 501 the rest of the way to Myrtle Beach. Bennettsville will bennefit from this while Cheraw will be too far to the west from I-73. NCDOT is planning to four lane US 1 between Old Cheraw Hwy (south of Rockingham) and the SC State line after 2010 sometime so that could help Cheraw in another way.

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Great pics. Cheraw exudes "Southern" and looks like a charming little place. SC is blessed with nice little towns like this.

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Very nice. Thanks for sharing. I have never been to Cheraw, despite growning up within 40 or so miles. I never realized that there was SO much historic architecture. I will have to get by there soon.

It is at least as nice as Camden, but isn't known for it's history as much. Maybe the town folk need to work on that some.

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Thanks, Meisian, for these beautiful pics of Cheraw, which is my hometown, as well! :)

Folks, there are many more beautiful and very old homes in Cheraw in addition to the ones above that Meisian captured so well. When passing through, take the time to drive down the tree-lined grid of streets, especially Third Street, Market St., Kershaw St., Greene St., Huger St. (pronounce

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Glad to see that everyone appreciates the Prettiest Town in Dixie. I'll be home next week, so I'll get some additional pics to continue the tour.

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I absolutely love going to Cheraw. It's a great lil' town. The downtown is neat and there are a few good restaurants in the area as well!

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Hi there,

I was just wondering if I'd be able to use your image of the first Confederate monument in a thesis that I am writing as a final year University Student.

And I would be happy to acknowledge you as a reference.

Please get back to me ASAP.

Thanks,

Rose

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