D. The Historic Landscape

Learn about the economic growth and settlement of the counties in the Pee Dee area. 

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Bennettsville, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places
Bennettsville, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places

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Bennettsville was named for the state's newly elected governor, Thomas Bennett. The town was partially burned during the Civil War and was referred to as the "pretty little town" by Union Troops...
Cheraw
Cheraw

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Take a stroll through the streets of Cheraw and experience why it's been called "The Prettiest Town in Dixie." Walk the town laid out in 1768. Visit Old St. David's Church, which was occupied by four...
Darlington
Darlington

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Visit old Darlington's courthouse square via the mural painted by South Carolina artist Blue Sky. View the historic Wingate and Wilds houses. Learn about St. John's Academy and the colorful Darlington...
Hewn Timber Cabins | Pee Dee Explorer
Hewn Timber Cabins | Pee Dee Explorer

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Examine the life of African American slaves as Karl McAlister, Francis Marion University Librarian, takes us on a tour of the two remaining hewn timber cabins from the Gregg Plantation in Florence...