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Dizzy Gillespie Homesite Park

100 Huger St.
Cheraw, SC 29520
Phone:
(888) 537-0014

This park celebrates the life of the "King of Jazz". It features eclectic steel benches and a trumpet sculpture designed by Cheraw students under the direction of South Carolina artist Bob Doster who also fashioned the stainless steel fence depicting the score of "Salt Peanuts". A state historic marker details highlights of his life. The inscription reads "John Birks 'Dizzy' Gillespie" was born in a house on this site on Oct. 21, 1917. His family lived here until they moved to Philadelphia in 1935.