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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:
    • 34.696779, -79.891226
    • 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 South Carolina, the name Cheraw is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, 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 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cheraw that is located in Chesterfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Cheraw.
    • Mississippi
      • Marion County
      • This Cheraw is located in Marion County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cheraw that is located in Chesterfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion 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.

  • Cash [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
    • Cash [Chesterfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cheraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
  • Everetts [Marlboro County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everetts
    • Everetts [Marlboro County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everetts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Everetts Mill [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everetts Mill
    • Everetts Mill [Richmond County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everetts Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everetts Mill
  • Fisher Hill [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher Hill
    • Fisher Hill [Chesterfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Hill
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hunts Mill [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Mill
      • Hunts Mill [Chesterfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Mill
    • Hunts Spring [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Spring
      • Hunts Spring [Chesterfield County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Little Mountain [Marlboro County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mountain
      • Little Mountain [Marlboro County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Quick Crossroads [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quick Crossroads
      • Quick Crossroads [Marlboro County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quick Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quick Crossroads
    • Rivers [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivers
      • Rivers [Chesterfield County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Cheraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 ...
    • Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wadesboro (NC) on September 3, 1931 (a Thursday) and died in Cheraw on February 15, 2018 (a Thursday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens (Chesterfield County, South Carolina).
      • Wadesboro is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Cheraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer<3>
    • John William Coltrane     (Musician, composer)

How Far From Cheraw to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town 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 ...
    • Chesterfield, which is the Seat of Chesterfield County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cheraw to Chesterfield, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 330 miles [531.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,202 miles [9,981.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,896 miles [11,098 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,778 miles [7,689.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Chesterfield County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cheraw: www.cheraw.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cheraw) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cheraw. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CherawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheraw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6968, Longitude: -79.8912    
<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 309.677 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.851 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.296 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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