Cheraws District was created out of Craven County.
In 1785 Chesterfield County, Darlington County, and Marlboro County were created in this location. In 1800 Chesterfield County became Chesterfield Circuit Court District. Darlington County became Darlington Circuit Court District. Marlboro County became Marlboro Circuit Court district.
In 1868 they went back to counties of Chesterfield, Darlington and Marlboro.
For some history of the Cheraws area see Gregg's History of Old Cheraws here: http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_the_old_Cheraws.html?id=untBAAAAYAAJ This is a searchable, downloadable version.