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BENNETTSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA
Welcome to Bennettsville, South Carolina a great place to live, work and play. Located in Marlboro County in the Pee Dee Region of the state, Bennettsville is filled with symbols of its proud past. Designated by the state of South Carolina as "First Great Town" recipient, Bennettsville was founded in 1819 as the county seat of Marlboro County. At the Heart of Bennettsville's historic downtown is the court house square, one of the largest in the state. A stroll through the historic downtown reveals a glimpse of the Victorian commercial buildings that grace the streets.
Visit our city and take our walking tour and discover hidden gems of the Victorian and Greek revival homes and public buildings. Throughout Bennettsville you will find fine examples of distinguished architecture, including the Jennings-Brown House (1827), Bennettsville Female Academy (1833) and the D.D. McColl House (1835).
Recreational opportunities abound in and around Bennettsville, Marlboro County, and throughout the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. Our central location makes Big City events a short drive away. In Bennettsville you will find numerous neighborhood parks located throughout the city.
Lake Wallace is a 550-acre lake known for great fishing and maintained by the SC Department of Natural Resources. Public access is through several boat ramps and fishing piers. The beauty of Lake Wallace is reason enough to stop by. Lake Wallace is a quite wet place ordinarily with a large amount of precipitation; the month with most of the rain is July; November meanwhile is the driest month. High temperatures at Lake Wallace through the summer are in the 90's with nighttime lows in the 60's. For the period of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 50's while the cold winter nights at Lake Wallace are in the 20's.
You'll meet a lot of people from Bennettsville here, and Econo Lodge Cheraw is a perfect location to get some rest. This lake is so wonderful. If you came for an overnight stay Cheraw State Recreation Area is a great location to camp, and unsurprisingly Lilly Quick Creek is a striking stream that is worth a visit.
DID YOU KNOW?
The distance from:
- Bennettsville, South Carolina to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - 79mi
- Bennettsville, South Carolina to Charlotte, North Carolina - 75mi
- Bennettsville, South Carolina to Lake City, South Carolina, - 53mi
- Bennettsville, South Carolina to Charleston, South Carolina - 121mi
- Bennettsville, South Carolina to Society Hill, South Carolina - 14mi
- Bennettsville, South Carolina to Columbia, South Carolina, - 87mi
FACTOIDS ABOUT BENNETTSVILLE
Golfers have two area courses to choose from. Marlboro & Clio Country Club's host several local tournaments and activities each year. The new owners of the Marlboro Country Club promise improved greens and club services. Other courses are within a short driving distance from Bennettsville, including Cheraw State Park course, nearby.
The Marlboro County Parks and Recreation Commission offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. The recently renovated Bennettsville Community Center is home to many of the activities and events including fitness classes, weight training, and aerobics. In addition, many short term programs of special interest are held on an ongoing basis.
The Marlboro Area Arts Council now celebrating its 35th year is one of the second oldest Arts Councils in the state of South Carolina. The Evening Concert Series, Children's Concert Series, and Children's Performing Arts Camp are just a few of the ongoing programs the Arts Council sponsors on a regular basis. Don't miss Jubilee on November 18, 2006.
The Marlboro Players put on community theatre productions three or four times yearly. Since 1970, this group has entertained audiences with a wide range of local talent at the Marlboro Civic Center.
The Marlboro Civic Center has recently undergone a complete renovation and is truly a fine example of the communities desire to preserve its past, while progressing into the future. Numerous special events are held at the center on an ongoing basis.
Civic Organizations, garden, book, and music clubs, covering a numerous interests, are all working to make Bennettsville, and Marlboro County a great place to live. Kiwanis, Rotary, Boy and Girl Scouts to name a few are all very active in the community and offer residents a chance to participate in projects geared towards their respective objectives.
Churches of every denomination offer fellowship and worship to all who seek it. Bennettsville area churches are very active in the community and have been since the earliest beginnings of Marlboro County.
The Marlboro County Airport can accommodate most private air traffic on its 4200 foot lighted runway. The airport is located just 3 miles from town and makes Bennettsville, easy access for our local industries with worldwide business. Regularly scheduled commercial flights can be found just 40 miles away in Florence.
Activities for everyone can be found in and around Bennettsville and Marlboro County. Voted South Carolinas #1 Historic Small Town, the area has many offerings not found in other places. The people that make it their home are the people that make it a great place to be, through their community involvement, and willingness to participate in making it a better place every day.
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