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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Cheraw, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cheraw and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Cheraw:
    • 31.155735, -89.843413
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Cheraw
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Cheraw ...

We have found two communities that share the name Cheraw.

Within Mississippi, the name Cheraw is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Otero County
      • This Cheraw is located in Otero County and lies 911 miles [1,466.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Cheraw that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Cheraw.
    • South Carolina
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Cheraw is located in Chesterfield County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Cheraw that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Cheraw.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cheraw ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Edna [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edna
    • Edna [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edna
  • Hub [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub
    • Hub [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub
  • Hurricane Creek [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane Creek
    • Hurricane Creek [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane Creek
  • Jamestown [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
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    • Keno [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keno
      • Keno [Marion County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lovelace [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovelace
      • Lovelace [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovelace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovelace
    • Mildred [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mildred
      • Mildred [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mildred have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mildred
    • Pickwick [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickwick
      • Pickwick [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickwick
    • Spring Cottage [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Cottage
      • Spring Cottage [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Cottage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Cottage

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Cheraw. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Cheraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<3>

How Far From Cheraw to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cheraw to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Cheraw and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies just to the North.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Cheraw to Jackson, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,792 miles [10,930.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,501 miles [12,071.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,377 miles [8,653.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cheraw. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cheraw) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheraw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1557, Longitude: -89.8434       In this case, the coordinates for Cheraw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Cheraw to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.317 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.868 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.946 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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